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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 ...

Jeff Lorber Fusion: Prototype

Read "Prototype" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Fusion. Is there a dirtier word to the refined ears of the jazz connoisseur? For them the sound of their sacred music mashed up with low-brow rock or common R n' B rhythms must be as harsh and annoying as sharpened nails dragging across a blackboard.

Well, suck it up, buttercups, because Prototype is ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Richard Niles' Bandzilla To Release Two New Videos In Support Of Critically Acclaimed New Album

Richard Niles' Bandzilla To Release Two New Videos In Support Of Critically Acclaimed New Album

Composer Richard Niles has released the highly acclaimed album BANDZILLA RISES!!! Jazz Weekly says “BANDZILLA is hip to the bone!” while Music Street Journal says BANDZILLA “is killer jazz fusion that just plain rocks!… incredibly strange but also very cool.” Cherry Pop calls it “one of the most adventurous albums I have ever heard,” while Midwest Record says, “thinking man’s ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Fusion Orchestra Bandzilla Feat. Guest Appearances By Randy Brecker & Leo Sayer To Release Long-awaited Second Album "Bandzilla Rises!!!"

Jazz Fusion Orchestra Bandzilla Feat. Guest Appearances By Randy Brecker & Leo Sayer To Release Long-awaited Second Album "Bandzilla Rises!!!"

What happens when a group of top studio musicians get together in their free time? A unique mixture of sophisticated composition, passionate improvisation, scathing social commentary and biting humor, BANDZILLA play furious funk, sleazy soul, punk jazz and heartfelt ballads. Led by acclaimed composer/arranger/guitarist Richard Niles, the 25-piece jazz-fusion orchestra was originally formed in the studio ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Dai Liang, aka A Bu: Beijing Prodigy

Read "Dai Liang, aka A Bu: Beijing Prodigy" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In 1950, in the wake of World War II and the early years of the Cold War, the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong founded the Central Conservatory of Music as a consolidation of several musical institutions. Located in Beijing, the school resides on the former site of the seventeenth century residence of one Prince Yixuan. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

For Your Grammy Consideration - Dean Brown's "ROLAJAFUFU"

For Your Grammy Consideration - Dean Brown's "ROLAJAFUFU"

Contemporary Instrumental Album: ROLAJAFUFU
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “PHILLY MAN"
Best Instrumental Arrangement: “AND SO IT GOES"
Best Instrumental Composition: “OLD SOLDIERS" Guitarist and composer Dean Brown has always done things his way. Nowhere is that in greater evidence than on ROLAJAFUFU, his fifth album as a leader. The title ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Dean Brown Band To Tour Europe Fall 2016

Dean Brown Band To Tour Europe Fall 2016

Guitarist and composer Dean Brown has always done things his way. Nowhere is that in greater evidence than on ROLAJAFUFU, his fifth album as a leader. The title is a playful acronym that encompasses rock-Latin-jazz-funk- fusion, the universes Brown explores on this diverse, kinetic recording. Brown’s fiercely independent streak is also exemplified by the fact that this ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Mercedes Nicole

Read "Take Five with Mercedes Nicole" reviewed by Mercedes Nicole

About Mercedes Nicole
Soft-spoken Mercedes Nicole has an intimate and alluring stage presence that reaches out beyond the limits of time and space. Her voice is haunting and arresting, wrapping itself like a comforter around the human experience, encouraging uplift, seeking not only triumph but healing. She is that exquisite mix of a Mezzo-Soprano & ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz-Rock Renegade Dean Brown Unleashes Expansive, All-Star Roller Coaster "ROLAJAFUFU"

Jazz-Rock Renegade Dean Brown Unleashes Expansive, All-Star Roller Coaster "ROLAJAFUFU"

Guitarist and composer Dean Brown has always done things his way. Nowhere is that in greater evidence than on ROLAJAFUFU, his fifth album as a leader. The title is a playful acronym that encompasses rock-latin- jazz-funk-fusion, the universes Brown explores on this diverse, kinetic recording. Brown’s fiercely independent streak is also exemplified by the fact that this ...

A Bu: Butterflies Fly in Pairs

Read "Butterflies Fly in Pairs" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Dai Liang (aka, A Bu) is a Beijing-based prodigy with remarkable potential and virtuosic piano skills. Marc Vincent, President of China's division of Sennheiser took note of the then thirteen year old pianist performing at a Beijing festival in 2012. A Bu, who began playing at the age of four, quickly found himself matched up with ...


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