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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Tom Kennedy: In A New York Minute

Read "Tom Kennedy: In A New York Minute" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Riding high on the low end since arriving in New York City in 1984, premier jazz and fusion bassist Tom Kennedy has shared his groove and innate musicality all over the world. He has shared the stage and recording studio with a long list of varied and talented artists. Names like Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Lee ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor

Read "Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Marcus Miller is most often described as a jazz, funk, soul, fusion, and R&B bassist. As much as that is accurate, it is a description that falls well short of the mark. Miller is a high-end musical sponge who manages to incorporate today's cultures and rhythms into his compositions, layered within the framework of sound he ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Music Education Monday: Feeling the funk with Paul Jackson and Mike Clark

Music Education Monday: Feeling the funk with Paul Jackson and Mike Clark

Though bassist Paul Jackson and drummer Mike Clark both have extensive lists of credits, they still may be best known as the funky foundation of the Headhunters, the band that backed keyboardist Herbie Hancock in the 1970s and subsequently spun off into an independent act. The slippery, off-beat syncopation of interlocking drum and bass tracks powering compositions ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Michael Janisch

Read "Take Five With Michael Janisch" reviewed by Michael Janisch

Meet Michael Janisch:
Freelance double & electric bassist, composer, producer, record label owner & bandleader from the USA, resident since 2005 in London, England. Performances with Joe Lovano, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, George Garzone, Dianne Reeves, Shirley Horn, Evan Parker, Gary Husband, Joe Locke, Walter Smith III, Mike Moreno, Jason Palmer, Jon Irabagon, Logan Richardson, Will ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Jackson Trio: Groove Or Die

Read "Groove Or Die" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Groove Or Die. So says Paul Jackson, bassist extraordinaire. It's clear that the decision isn't one that's troubled Jackson, or fellow band members Xantoné Blacq and French percussionist Tony Match, for too long--this album is all about the groove. Or, to be more specific, the grooves.

Jackson has been a first-call bassist for many ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Paul "The Headhunter" Jackson Is Back Big With New Album "Groove Or Die" on November 3

Paul "The Headhunter" Jackson Is Back Big With New Album "Groove Or Die" on November 3

“This is the first recording of the Paul Jackson Trio; it is something old and something new, and everything that I love to play. I’m playing with excellent musicians that are like my family and I hope everyone can enjoy this music as much as I do playing it. Love to you all!” —Paul Jackson Whirlwind Recordings ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection 1972-1988

Read "Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection 1972-1988" reviewed by John Kelman

As Legacy Records slowly works its way through complete album collection boxes for artists ranging from Stanley Clarke and The Brecker Brothers to the massive Miles Davis and Johnny Cash boxes, one of the notable absences has been keyboardist Herbie Hancock. While he was not a Columbia artist for as long as either Cash or Davis, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mike Clark: East Bay Funk

Read "Mike Clark: East Bay Funk" reviewed by George Colligan

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

I remember the first time I heard the classic Herbie Hancock album Thrust (Columbia, 1974). It was on the radio, if you can believe it. The song “Actual Proof" burned into my brain: I had been a fan of Herbie's, especially of ...

Take Five With Wolf Nilson

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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Donny McCaslin: Casting For Gravity

Read "Casting For Gravity" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin has bravely developed a uniquely personal sound that proudly claims its heritage in the long mainstream of jazz, yet sounds freshly innovative. He has released eleven albums under his leadership, among which Recommended Tools (Greenleaf, 2008), with its punishing, revealing trio format, was a high-water mark. McCaslin deploys sheets-of-sound density inherited from ...