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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joe Zawinul: Faces and Places

Read "Faces and Places" reviewed by Kris Perdew

It is reassuring and life-affirming to hear in Faces and Places, a return to form for Joe Zawinul at age 70. On this album, the Austrian-born keyboardist revisits many of the themes he originally unveiled with his famous collective Weather Report three decades ago. On this exceptional set, Zawinul is joined by Cameroonian bassist and singer ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Greg Osby: Saxophone “Griot”

Read "Greg Osby: Saxophone “Griot”" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

The griot is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician, a repository of oral tradition who is often seen as a societal leader. Saxophonist Greg Osby recently was excited to meet some griots on his travels. While he is originally from jny: St. Louis, he himself is a griot in many senses of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Peter Horvath's 2nd Album As A Leader, "Absolute Reality," Due March 25

Pianist/Composer Peter Horvath's 2nd Album As A Leader, "Absolute Reality," Due March 25

Based in the jny: San Francisco Bay Area since the mid-1980s, keyboardist/composer Peter Horvath has thrived in the region’s highly diverse environment, where various music scenes often overlap. He’s played post-bop with Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, and Charles McPherson, and funk fusion with the Victor Bailey Group, Marcus Miller, Bennie Maupin, and Lenny White. ...

NEWS: EVENT

Beka Gochiashvili Trio Plays Limerick, Dublin, March 25-27

Beka Gochiashvili Trio Plays Limerick, Dublin, March 25-27

Teddy D Productions proudly present The Beka Gochiashvili Trio, Dolan’s Limerick, Wednesday March 25, 8pm and Dublin, St. Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Friday 27, 8pm. "Beka Gochiashvili is a brilliant young piano prodigy. You’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the next few years" —Chick Corea, 2010 Line-Up: Beka Gochiashvili (Piano), Marty Jaffe (Bass), Jimmy MacBride ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Michael Brecker: Now You See It...(Now You Don't)

Read "Michael Brecker: Now You See It...(Now You Don't)" reviewed by John Kelman

Michael Brecker
Now You See It...(Now You Don't)
MCA
1990

Today's Rediscovery is Now You See It...(Now You Don't), by saxophone giant Michael Brecker.

After the one-two punch of his first two recordings as a leader (excluding his 1982 collaboration with Claus Ogerman, Cityscape)-- Michael Brecker (Impulse!, 1987) and Don't Try ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Omar Hakim Experience: We Are One

Read "We Are One" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

To properly appreciate The Omar Hakim Experience one must look back to move forward. By the time Hakim slipped behind the drum kit of Weather Report in 1983, the band was staggering under the weight of personnel departures, management problems and family issues. Founding member Joe Zawinul went in search of new recruits and in walked ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jim Beard: Serving The Music

Read "Jim Beard: Serving The Music" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth ]

Joe Zawinul said, “Jim Beard is my favorite keyboard player besides myself." I think that's a pretty high compliment, don't you? Jim Beard has been on the scene since the 1980s with a resume that reads like a sideman's dream: ...

Lenny White: Lenny White Live from '97

Read "Lenny White Live from '97" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Lenny White played powerful funky drums on some of the best records in jazz and jazz fusion history, including Freddie Hubbard's triumphant Red Clay with Creed Taylor (CTI, 1970), Miles Davis' (in)famous Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970), Romantic Warrior (Columbia, 1975) from his tenure in the Return to Forever rhythm section, and more.

Lenny White Live ...

Fusion Groovin’

Read "Fusion Groovin’" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Analog Players Society
Hurricane Season in Brooklyn
Studio Brooklyn
2012

Hurricane Season in Brooklyn marks the debut of the Analog Players Society (APS), an extension of the lifelong pursuit of the groove by the percussionist, engineer and producer known as Amon, who first discovered Turkish, West African and Middle Eastern music ...

Take Five With Wolf Nilson

Read "Take Five With Wolf Nilson" reviewed by Wolf Nilson

Meet Wolf Nilson:

I studied bass guitar at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam from 1999 to 2002, and at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule fur Musik from 2002 to 2003. Ever since, I've been playing in Berlin. I formed my own trio in 2009, and last year we started playing at the Quasimodo once or twice per ...