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ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

Read "A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" reviewed by Anthony Smith

The following is an excerpt from the chapter “A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" of Masters of the Vibes by Anthony Smith (Marimba Productions, 2017).

So you've been working on a new project this week?

Yes, just finishing some overdubs... it's a project I'm involved in with some friends, but I really can't ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Herb Geller: A Musician's Musician

Read "Herb Geller: A Musician's Musician" reviewed by Joan Gannij

I first met Herb Geller in 2002 at a concert in Amsterdam at the original Bimhuis jazz club. The band was gathering their equipment from the stage and we started chatting about being raised in jny: Los Angeles. When I was a teenager, the tall and lanky genial gent was playing at the local clubs that ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Joe Locke: Versatile Vibes Master

Read "Joe Locke: Versatile Vibes Master" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Jazz has a history of inclusiveness, accepting the influences of music from around the globe. It also knows no boundaries when it comes to instrumentation, accommodating all kinds of axes if they are played in the spirit of jazz. Rufus Harley even brought the unlikely bagpipes into the lexicon, playing the sound of surprise on the ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Pike

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Pike

All About Jazz is celebrating Dave Pike's birthday today!


JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE DAY

Dave Pike

Dave Pike was born in Detroit, MI in 1938, he started off as a drummer and later learned marimba and vibraphone. Pike\'s family moved to Los Angeles in 1954, he ...

The Dave Pike Set: Live at the Philharmonie

Read "Live at the Philharmonie" reviewed by John Kelman

While vibraphonist Gary Burton has garnered greater acclaim, it's hard to listen to The Dave Pike Set's Live at the Philharmonie--originally released on MPS in 1970 and finally making it to CD--and not draw some comparisons.



At the time of this 1969 Berlin recording, both vibraphonists were working with similar line-ups, including ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Pike: Peligroso

Read "Peligroso" reviewed by Jim Santella

Melody maker Dave Pike digs deeply into every one of his projects. Totally absorbed by the rhythms and searing passion, he moves from vibraphone to marimba and back, directing his mallets as if they were marionettes skipping through the park. Centered on his instantly-familiar melodies, this “dangerous” album places Pike at center stage with Latin jazz ...