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Joel Harrison: Mother Stump

Read "Mother Stump" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Given his proclivity for wildly eclectic, big-concept musical projects featuring improbable combinations of multi-ethnic instrumentalists, Joel Harrison is about the last guitarist I'd expect to record a funky slab of power-trio jazz-rock-funk fusion. Across the board, his guitaristic skills have taken a back seat to compositional concerns and rich, detailed arrangements. Yet, here is Mother Stump, ...

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Terry Plumeri: Water Garden

Read "Water Garden" reviewed by John Kelman

With the compelling, largely free-blowing 1971 session He Who Lives In Many Places (GMMC Records) finally issued on CD in 2006, Water Garden rights a similar wrong for Terry Plumeri, an overlooked bassist if ever there was one. Recorded five years later, Water Garden was an even more ambitious date that brought back guitarist John Abercrombie ...

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Terry Plumeri: He Who Lives in Many Places

Read "He Who Lives in Many Places" reviewed by John Kelman

There's no shortage of jazz bassists possessing distinctive voices with a bow. Few, however, have made Arco (the fine art of bowing the double-bass) their primary focus, with the exception of Terry Plumeri. Plumeri's never achieved his due in the jazz world, to some extent due to his parallel work in other spheres--scoring for film, classical ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Bassist/Composer Terry Plumeri Interviewed at AAJ

Bassist/Composer Terry Plumeri Interviewed at AAJ

Bassist Terry Plumeri wears several hats and wears them well. He has scored films, written his own symphonic tone poems, conducted symphonic orchestras all over the world and worked with some of the top names in jazz.

AAJ contributor Maxwell Chandler spoke at length with Plumeri, covering his film, classical and jazz work, including his recently-reissued ...

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Terry Plumeri: Singing Strings

Read "Terry Plumeri: Singing Strings" reviewed by Maxwell Chandler

Bassist Terry Plumeri wears several hats and wears them well. He has scored films, written his own symphonic tone poems, conducted symphonic orchestras all over the world and worked with some of the top names in jazz.

Chapter Index Conducting and Tchaikovsky Tone Poems Film Scores Jazz


Conducting and Tchaikovsky

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Terry Plumeri: He Who Lives in Many Places

Read "He Who Lives in Many Places" reviewed by John Barron

Noted composer of film music, orchestral conductor and bassist extraordinaire Terry Plumeri made his debut as a jazz artist in 1971 with the now landmark release He Who Lives in Many Places. Newly re-mastered and re-issued, the ground breaking session from the fusion-era features an all-star cast consisting of pianist Herbie Hancock, guitarist John Abercrombie, drummer ...

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Terry Plumeri's Re-Issues "He Who Lives in Many Places" Featuring Herbie Hancock and John Abercrombie

Terry Plumeri's Re-Issues "He Who Lives in Many Places" Featuring Herbie Hancock and John Abercrombie

Terry Plumeri's He Who Lives In Many Places, featuring Herbie Hancock and John Abercrombie, has just received it's re-release in the CD format by GMMC Records. Selected by Billboard Magazine to appear on their Hit Album Picks page at the time of it's original release, He Who Lives In Many Places was an influential recording of ...

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Terry Plumeri: Blue In Green

Read "Blue In Green" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

The sound that comes from the speakers is immediately arresting. It is a groan, or a whine, or maybe a croon. It shifts and slides from position to position, defying your efforts to pin it down. Now deep and sonorous, now thin and electric as feedback, Terry Plumeri's bowed bass work is endlessly compelling. Pair it ...