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Miles Davis' Rubberband, Kuba Wiecek Trio & KaMaSz

Read "Miles Davis' Rubberband, Kuba Wiecek Trio & KaMaSz" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Two rather contrasting recordings highlight this episode: Dan Weiss with his trio augmented by a second bassist and Rubberband, the once-shelved and now revived release from Miles Davis which was recorded after he had left Columbia. On Weiss' album, he displays the chops (often with heavy rock influences) that make him such a high-in-demand player, while ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Olivier Le Goas: Reciprocity

Read "Reciprocity" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Matt Cibula, writing for All About Jazz, wondered in his review of French drummer Olivier Le Goas' Gravitation (Altrisuoni, 2007): “Who the heck is Olivier Le Goas...?" indicating perhaps a paucity of information about the leader, even in this day of Internet info overload. Nine years later there still isn't much on-line scoop about the man. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Olivier Le Goas Quartet: Gravitations

Read "Gravitations" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ventinove anni, francese, Olivier Le Goas è qui al suo album d'esordio. Un esordio forse tardivo rispetto agli standard d'età dei 'giovani musicisti emergenti' cui siamo abituati, ma indubbiamente un esordio sontuoso. Per gli illustri compagni di ventura, che lungi dall'essere uno specchio per le allodole per ascoltatori poco avveduti, sono piuttosto una conseguenza (oltre che, naturalmente, uno dei ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Olivier Le Goas Quartet: Gravitations

Read "Gravitations" reviewed by Matt Cibula

Who the heck is Olivier Le Goas, and why do you need to know about him, like, tout de suite?

The 39-year-old drummer, who's much better known in Europe than he is here, has studied classical music, has led trios and other groups in his native France, and has even played in New York with some ...