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Shambhu: Soothing Guitar for Stressful Times

Read "Shambhu: Soothing Guitar for Stressful Times" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The times we live in call for reflection and one of the ways of providing it is through music. Music can slow our lives down and make us live in the moment, but it can also connect people. Since he discovered music, guitarist and composer Shambhu Neil Vineberg has been on a journey that has seen ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

George Brooks: Global Conversations

Read "George Brooks: Global Conversations" reviewed by Anil Prasad

Being a musician isn't a career for saxophonist George Brooks, it's a journey. Navigating an expansive variety of Indian classical music-influenced environments is at the heart of his travels. Brooks is best known for leading Summit, a cross-cultural ensemble that includes bassist Kai Eckhardt, guitarist Fareed Haque, tabla hero Zakir Hussain and drummer Steve Smith. He ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

George Brooks Summit: Spirit and Spice

Read "Spirit and Spice" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The road taken by saxophonist, George Brooks on Spirit and Spice may not be new, and is far from the glamorous one that guitarist John McLaughlin blazed through in the 1970s and '80s, with various incarnations of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. However, it remains a significant one if a musician playing in a Western idiom is willing ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

George Brooks: Spirit and Spice

Read "Spirit and Spice" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Tenor saxophonist George Brooks equalizes the union of Indian classical music and jazz, abetted by an all-universe rhythm section and East Indian instrumentalists. With Spirit and Spice, Brooks projects a distinct voice as he poignantly merges the core attributes of both genres, and it's a happy marriage, indeed.

Brooks' authoritative presence looms on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

George Brooks: Spirit And Spice

Read "Spirit And Spice" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Fusing Indian classical music and jazz has met with mixed results over the years. For a long time, it seemed that a combination of these disparate styles could only result in overly aggressive fusion music; hints of India or standard jazz fare, with tabla drumming thrown into the mix. Over time, a more organic musical merge ...

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The George Brooks Summit at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California - July 3rd, 2010 in Celebration of New CD "Spirit and Spice"

The George Brooks Summit at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California - July 3rd, 2010 in Celebration of New CD "Spirit and Spice"

Saturday, July 3rd

Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley CA 94704
510-644-2020
Tickets 22.50 advance/ 23.50 at the door

thefreight.org

George Brooks celebrates the release of “Spirit and Spice", his fourth CD as a leader and the second for his Earth Brother Music label, featuring ...