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Content by tag "Darren Barrett"

Darren Barrett Energy in Motion: The Music of the Bee Gees

Read "The Music of the Bee Gees" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Polyester suits, platform shoes and big hairstyles were in vogue during the 1970's when being cool meant looking the part in spite of the outlandish attire. The music was equally flamboyant and among the many bands, the Australia/ England based Bee Gees, brothers (Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb) produced a string of top hits at the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Justin Faulkner: Serving the Music

Read "Justin Faulkner: Serving the Music" reviewed by Paul Naser

The rare balance of passionate ambition and mature dedication that are the hallmark of young professionals puts them in a category all their own. More often than not they began honing their skills at an early age and it seems as if life conspired to help them succeed. Justin Faulkner, the young drummer for the legendary ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Warren Wolf: Beyond Perfect Pitch

Read "Warren Wolf: Beyond Perfect Pitch" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

Warren Wolf is an amazing young multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore. He plays the drums quite well, and I've hired him and worked with Wolf the drummer in a number of settings. He is the premier young vibraphonist on the scene. He also plays ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Warren Wolf: The Wizard of Vibes

Read "Warren Wolf: The Wizard of Vibes" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Warren Wolf has made his name by playing the vibes, which he does with aplomb. He's as much a virtuoso on the instrument as anyone, even including his jazz elders. That may be, in part, because he was influenced by the sound of Milt Jackson and studied with one of the best in Dave Samuels, while ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pamela Hines Trio: Moon Germs

Read "Moon Germs" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Recording the real first varied-style, high energy album of her career, pianist Pamela Hines unveils Moon Germs, titled after the Joe Farrell composition, with longtime band mates, bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti, on an eclectic blend of driving rhythms and freer interpretations of modern jazz. With this album, Hines attempts a different approach and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pamela Hines Trio Releases "Moon Germs"

Pamela Hines Trio Releases "Moon Germs"

Moon Germs, titled after the Joe Farrell tune, features Pamela Hines on piano, John Lockwood on bass and Bob Gullotti on drums. Special guests Darren Barrett on trumpet and Greg Dudzienski on tenor saxophone really make a pair of Hines' compositions come alive. This 2010 Spicerack Records release is the pianist's most adventuresome and eclectic set to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Myron Walden: Momentum

Read "Momentum" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes a break can be the best thing a musician can take. Not getting tired by any means, if a four-year sabbatical from recording as a leader results in as strong a comeback as reedman Myron Walden's, perhaps artists should take breaks more often. A charter member of drummer Brian Blade's Fellowship Band, Walden is back ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Myron Walden: Eclectic Reedman

Read "Myron Walden: Eclectic Reedman" reviewed by Edward Bride

In words often used to describe the music of Duke Ellington, Myron Walden is a saxophonist beyond category. More so than many other musicians, Walden himself eschews reliance on any one instrument, not tenor or alto nor soprano nor bass nor... well, you get the idea. The voice that he is striving to use in any ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Meet Duane Eubanks

Read "Meet Duane Eubanks" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Duane Eubanks is the youngest practicing member of yet another one of jazz's famous families, the Eubanks.

In fact, the Eubanks family's immersion in music began with Duane's maternal grandmother, who passed on the tradition to Duane's mother, Vera, and to Duane's uncles, Ray and Tommy Bryant. Vera still performs in jny: Philadelphia, and ...

Darren Barrett: Deelings

Read "Deelings" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Darren Barrett, winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 1997, is emerging as a leader in the New Bop movement, a jazz form that combines elements of hard bop (there is lots of that here), fusion and modal music. His second album has a musical agenda of mostly original compositions mixed with two ...