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ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

John Abercrombie: Characters

Read "John Abercrombie: Characters" reviewed by John Kelman

John Abercrombie
Characters
ECM Records
1978

Guitarist John Abercrombie's emergence as a guitarist of singularity seems, in retrospect to have happened very quickly. A band member in the horn-driven jazz-rock band Dreams alongside drummer Billy Cobham and the Brecker Brothers, as well as stints with fusion keyboardist Barry Miles, saxophonist Gato Barbieri and ...

Third Annual All-Star Jazz Jam With Jazz Bridge in Somers Point (NJ) On Sunday June 10th!

Third Annual All-Star Jazz Jam With Jazz Bridge in Somers Point (NJ) On Sunday June 10th!

Jazz Bridge fans and supporters are presenting their last fundraiser of the spring at the Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, New Jersey. Appearing at our Third Annual All-Star Jazz Jam with Jazz Bridge Down the Shore on June 10th from 4 - 7:30 pm will be some of the shore's most esteemed ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Free Label Sampler MP3 Album from Net Dot Music, Inc.

Net Dot Music, an indie record label specializing in instrumental fusion—all-instrumental music that blends several styles and genres—has released a free mp3 album, with over eighty minutes of music, encompassing fourteen different releases from their artist roster, which includes: Massimo—Percussionist and keyboardist who composes and plays in various styles and genres, favoring high-energy improvisational jazz fusion. Appearing ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Pedicin: Ballads...Searching For Peace

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Ballads are often consumed as one of many items on a musical tasting menu, but they can also serve as a satisfying meal on their own, when prepared by the right chef. On Ballads...Searching For Peace, tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin serves up seven satisfying songs from the softer side of jazz, while also paying tribute to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vibraphonist-composer Dave Shank Assembles Veteran Crew For His Latest Swinging Quintet Offering, "Soundproof"

Vibraphonist-composer Dave Shank Assembles Veteran Crew For His Latest Swinging Quintet Offering, "Soundproof"

On Soundproof (to be released September 27th by Rhombus Records), vibraphonist Dave Shank showcases ten new compositions that feature the highly interactive, swinging interplay of a stellar quintet comprised of bassist John Patitucci, pianist Barry Miles, drummer Terry Silverlight and saxophonist Mike Migliore. From start to finish, Shank and his veteran crew exhibit a remarkable chemistry ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Terry Silverlight at the Bitter End in NYC on April 20th

Terry Silverlight at the Bitter End in NYC on April 20th

TERRY SILVERLIGHT Band Tuesday April 20, 2010
One show at 9:30 pm The Bitter End
147 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012
212-673-7030 Terry Silverlight - drums and original music
Will Lee - bass (Late Show with David Letterman band)
Barry Miles - keyboards

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Vic Juris: Tension and Release

Read "Vic Juris: Tension and Release" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Vic Juris is one of the premier jazz guitarists in the business today. Perhaps less known than some of his peers, he is nevertheless admired by all of them and has accumulated, since his emergence on the scene in the 1970s, an impressive portfolio of live performances and recordings. His international career has included associations with ...