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Content by tag "Brian Bromberg"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

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”

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”

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

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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mike MacArthur: Moving Away From The Kids' Table

In the company of prominent friends, saxophonist Mike MacArthur releases a sterling jazz album, “Feels Like Home,” his first major release as a frontman. Tampa, FL: In the midst of graduation season, it seems like the ideal time for the release of long-time sideman Mike MacArthur’s first major recording on center stage. The saxophonist’s 10-song “Feels Like Home” ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Music Therapy: Duboc Delivers A Revealing “Smile”

Music Therapy: Duboc Delivers A Revealing “Smile”

Jazz singer-songwriter teams with Jeff Lorber for a deeply personal album about the demise of her marriage Los Angeles, CA: Thinking that everything had fallen apart, the tears streamed down Carol Duboc’s face as she wrote the lyrics to “Smile,” the title track to the soulful jazz vocalist’s stunning sixth album that was released Tuesday (May 21) ...

NEWS: RECORDING

“Feels Like Home” Thanks To Saxman MacArthur’s Friends

Album “Sanctified” by the appearance of Brian Bromberg, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber and Jeff Golub Tampa, FL: “When are you going to let me make a record with you?” For years, Grammy-nominated bassist Brian Bromberg posed this question to saxophonist Mike MacArthur. Finally the saxman acquiesced. He grabbed his tenor horn, hopped a jet and camped out ...


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