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Jeff Berlin: Lumpy Jazz

Read "Lumpy Jazz" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

It's not every day you hear an electric bass played with the old-school verve of an upright acoustic instrument. Jeff Berlin offers a good reason--make that several good reasons--to change that way of thinking.

Alongside Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke and Alphonso Johnson, Berlin is known as a major innovator through his incisive playing through ...

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Jeff Berlin: Lumpy Jazz

Read "Lumpy Jazz" reviewed by John Kelman

You have to really love the bass to enjoy Jeff Berlin's latest offering, Lumpy Jazz. Solos abound at every turn, his electric bass is up in the mix when keyboardist Richard Drexler is taking the spotlight, and even on “Toot's Suite," which features a guest spot by harmonica player Toots Thielmans, Berlin's sound dominates.

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