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Content by tag "Peter Beets"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene

Read "Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the fourth of the All About Jazz series on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives.

Jazz originated in America, but Europe has made and still makes ...

Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

Read "Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As the countdown continues toward the last Big Band Report in June, the time has come to point fingers and name names--in other words, to compile a short list of contemporary jazz musicians who have risen above the norm to help make life more pleasurable for one devoted listener. These are, mind you, personal choices, and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

North Sea Jazz Festival: Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 6-8, 2012

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival: Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 6-8, 2012" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

North Sea Jazz Festival
Ahoy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
July 6-8, 2012

The city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands seems ideal for a jazz festival. It's a large enough metropolis to hold things of interest for any tourist--arts, culture, architecture, fine eateries, interesting activities--while at the same time being friendly, laidback and manageable. Toss the mammoth ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ronnie Cuber: Infra-Rae: Ronnie Cuber Meets The Beets Brothers

Read "Infra-Rae: Ronnie Cuber Meets The Beets Brothers" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

It is easy to forget an elder statesman such as the magisterial Ronnie Cuber, who continues to give commanding performances on his baritone saxophone. The absence of a sense of history clouds successive generations, who will honor young masters like Brian Landrus but forget the ancestors. The great tones from the bass end of the saxophone ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Peter Beets: Chopin Meets the Blues

Read "Chopin Meets the Blues" reviewed by Greg Simmons

While a knowledge of romantic pianist Frederic Chopin (1810--1849) can add to the experience of listening to pianist Peter Beets' Chopin Meets the Blues , it is by no means essential to enjoying it. This is a jazz album first and foremost, and a very good one at that.

Beets uses Chopin's charts as ...

NEWS: EVENT

Dmitry Baevsky at Smalls Jazz Club Tonight

Dmitry Baevsky at Smalls Jazz Club Tonight

Dmitry Baevsky 4tet will be at Smalls tonight Dmitry Baevsky - Alto Sax
Jeb Patton - Piano
Clovis Nicolas - Bass
Joe Strasser - Drums 12:00 & 1:30 AM

183 West 10th street @ 7th Ave
New York City About Dmitry Baevsky Dmitry Baevsky was ...

Peter Beets: New Groove

Read "New Groove" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Although his passion has always been in documenting important New York players worthy of wider recognition, producer Gerry Teekens has occasionally turned the spotlight on worthy talent from his Dutch homeland as well. Along with guitarist Jesse van Ruller, the most visible Dutch artist on the label recently has been pianist Peter Beets. His three previous ...

Peter Beets: New Groove

Read "New Groove" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

What zesty, light-stepping, buoyant sounds these are. There's some serious swinging happening on Dutch pianist Peter Beets' New Groove.



Beets employs two different trios, one from New York, the other from his native Netherlands. Both trios utilize piano, guitar and bass, reminiscent of Ahmad Jamal's 1955 recordings with guitarist Ray Crawford and ...


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