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Mark Sherman: One Step Closer

Read "One Step Closer" reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli

Joe Lovano's name may be what will first turn listeners' heads toward One Step Closer, but it will be vibraphonist Mark Sherman and his strong ensemble who will keep their attention fixed. Sherman himself is not as widely known as he could be, but he is by no means a newcomer to either the jazz or ...

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Mark Sherman: One Step Closer

Read "One Step Closer" reviewed by John Kelman

Vibraphonist Mark Sherman has been on the scene for nearly two decades, working and recording with artists including Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, and Larry Coryell--with whom he was also producer, songwriter, and pianist for five years. So it's somewhat surprising that he's got such a small discography as a leader. Still, last year's The Motive Series, ...

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Mark Sherman: One Step Closer

Read "One Step Closer" reviewed by Jim Santella

Vibraphonist Mark Sherman lights fires with this straight-ahead session. His sterling sextet of all-star jazz veterans lends a cohesive hand to interpret his set of original compositions and standards with authority. Emulating the vocal qualities of his instrument, Sherman spins slow ballads and up-tempo romps with facility. The round edges of his vibraphone tones ...

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Mark Sherman: One Step Closer

Read "One Step Closer" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Mark Sherman plays vibes with a brash, sprinting edge and a declamatory, ringing sound. He's also a gifted composer who can place swirling, complex harmonies into a swinging format under catchy, even memorable melodies. He deserves a lot more exposure, and now, with One Step Closer, he's got a terrific record that will widen his audience ...

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Mark Sherman: One Step Closer

Read "One Step Closer" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Mark Sherman's sixth album will hopefully do something to spread the word about this talented vibraphonist's work. Sherman is a New Yorker who has a has a degree from Julliard and has worked in a classical music environment. He's been recording since 1986, but he's largely worked as a sideman for other recording artists, including long ...

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Mark Sherman: One Step Closer

Read "One Step Closer" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The vibraphone shines up any ensemble you slip it into, giving the music a lustre and bounce. Just ask Dave Holland, who uses Steve Nelson's mallet expertise in his bands, both large and small.Mark Sherman, Julliard-educated, is a versatile musician who--in addition to his jazz outings--has played in symphonic situations with Leonard Bernstein, Zubin ...

Norman Hedman's Tropique: One Step Closer

Read "One Step Closer" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The celebrated percussionist and conga maestro Norman Hedman has performed on numerous hit recordings as his diverse resume includes session work with Nancy Wilson, Arthur Blythe, Luther Vandross, Daryl Hall and Earth, Wind & Fire among others. “One Step Closer” represents Mr. Hedman’s second stint as a leader, which includes wonderful support from his band “Tropique”, ...


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