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Brian Bromberg: Thicker Than Water

Read "Thicker Than Water" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Brian Bromberg specializes in smooth jazz. That's music with rough edges removed. He plays it on basses, upright and electric, and on piccolo basses which are tuned to sound like guitars.

It's all fiendishly clever but Bromberg remains modest. He uses a whole side of the album's cover to thank everyone, including God, ...

Dan Siegel: Origins

Read "Origins" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Keyboard ace Dan Siegel's music has “contemporary chic" written all over it. Having worked a smooth seam for decades and crafted a fair amount of music for television and film, he knows a thing or two about putting together a tight arrangement, pulling from different stylistic sources, contracting the right players for a job, and producing ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Andrew Neu: The Big Band Side of Andrew Neu

Read "The Big Band Side of Andrew Neu" reviewed by Jack Bowers

No matter where The Big Band Side of Andrew Neu has been hiding, it's a real kick and genuine pleasure to have it in plain sight and within earshot, especially as Neu has at his side a number of the Los Angeles area's most accomplished sidemen and no less than seven superlative guest artists who lend ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe

Read "David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

David Finck is not only a first-call bassist with a long resume of high-profile recordings and gigs, but he's one of the most versatile musicians on any instrument. Finck has been in the studio, touring, and/or sharing the world's greatest stages with everyone from Andre Previn to Ivan Lins, Woody Herman to Natalie Cole and Kenny ...

James Rosocha: Avalon

Read "Avalon" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It used to be that electric bassists had a fine line to walk when taking the lead on their own albums. They'd be in for criticism for being either too fast and flashy or too subtle (or often just for making one at all). Maybe it's the result of an age when there are niches suited ...

Brian Bromberg: Brian Bromberg

Read "Brian Bromberg" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Talk about backstory! There are multiple backstories going on with bass virtuoso Brian Bromberg's Full Circle. The first actually involves Bromberg's back. Full Circle marks Bromberg's return to recording and full-on playing since suffering a debilitating spinal injury several years ago. Always a chops-meister, Bromberg truly projects the sheer joy of music-making throughout. Cutting loose seems ...

Rayford Griffin: Reflections of Brownie

Read "Reflections of Brownie" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trumpeter Clifford Brown left a big legacy, in spite of living a lamentably short life--he died in a car accident in 1956, when he was just twenty-five years old. His recordings with drummer Max Roach endure as near-perfect works of art. Sets like Study in Brown (1956), Clifford Brown and Max Roach (1954), Clifford Brown and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dan Siegel Colors His Vividly Orchestrated Hues Of Jazz “indigo”

Dan Siegel Colors His Vividly Orchestrated Hues Of Jazz “indigo”

Released Tuesday, the keyboardist-composer’s 20th album is No. 1 most-added at CMJ Jazz Irvine, CA: It’s been five years since Dan Siegel released a new recording and the cover of his 20th disc, “Indigo,” which was released Tuesday (Dec. 9) on the DSM label, provides a glimpse of the musical content. Stylish black & white photos shot ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Keyboardist Dan Siegel Returns With A Lush Collection Of Astute Jazz Etched In Melodically Rich “Indigo”

Keyboardist Dan Siegel Returns With A Lush Collection Of Astute Jazz Etched In Melodically Rich “Indigo”

Irvine, CA: Having recorded a catalogue of Top 10 albums in a vivid spectrum of jazz hues with topflight musicians for 35 years, Dan Siegel only emerges when he has something engaging to say with his poetic piano and crafty keyboards. Back with his first new statement in five years, Siegel’s DSM record label will release ...

NEWS: RECORDING

A Jazzy Christmas Wish Fulfilled

A Jazzy Christmas Wish Fulfilled

Pianist and vocalist Peggy Duquesnel will release All I Ask for Christmas on November 5th, a double-disc set comprised of instrumental and vocal renditions of holiday standards and spirited originals. Long Beach, CA: There is always a bit of an uproar when Santa and the elves debate over music preferences while toiling away in their North Pole ...