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Alan Pasqua


Alan Pasqua, Chairman of Jazz Studies at USC, was born in New Jersey and began studying piano at the age of seven, playing both classical and jazz. He attended Indiana University and received his bachelor's degree in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory. While performing a concert at Carnegie Hall, Pasqua met the legendary drummer Tony Williams. Pasqua was asked to join The New Tony Williams Lifetime along with guitarist Allan Holdsworth. After recording two “Lifetime” albums for Columbia Records, Pasqua relocated in Los Angeles. His career in L.A. broadened as he started playing with more rock and pop artists


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New music from Evan Marien, Usein Bekirtov, and Modern World Symphony

Read "New music from Evan Marien, Usein Bekirtov, and Modern World Symphony" reviewed by Len Davis

New releases from Evan Marien with drummer Dana Hawkins, pianist Usein Bekirov from his latest Sato and Brazillian bassist Michael Pipoquinha from Um Novo Tom . From Poland bassist Wojtek Pillchowski and from Spain Vincen Garcia from Ventura . World Symphony # 3 from Taku Yabuki, Chicago band Monobody, and from Croatia Waveform Band. Gas an ...


Article: Album Review

Joe La Barbera: World Travelers

Read "World Travelers" reviewed by Dave Linn

Drummer Joe La Barbera has an extensive and impressive resume. At the age of 20, he played in the second drum chair for the Buddy Rich Big Band before driving the 1972 stellar lineup of Woody Herman's Thundering Herd. In 1978, he was offered the prestigious opportunity to be part of the acclaimed (and what turned ...


Article: Live Review

Garda Jazz Festival

Read "Garda Jazz Festival" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Trentino Jazz Garda Jazz Festival Diverse località dell'Alto Garda 31.7-13.8.2023 Il Garda Jazz Festival, nell'ambito dell'ampia programmazione di Trentino Jazz, esibiva quest'anno sui propri manifesti lo slogan “Getting Younger," con riferimento sia al potere rigenerante della buona musica sulle funzioni cognitive, che alla presenza nel cartellone di una folta schiera ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kozo Suganuma, Robert Walter, Snarky Puppy and Allan Holdsworth

Read "Kozo Suganuma, Robert Walter, Snarky Puppy and Allan Holdsworth" reviewed by Len Davis

Drummers Kozo Suganuma and Senri Kawaguchi. Funky sounds from Robert Walter and Snarky Puppy. Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Haslip, Alan Pasqua and Chad Wackerman from Proto Cosmos, plus Virgil Donati, Alex Lofoco and CAB. Playlist Into The Night “War Elephant" from Into The Night (Arpeggio Musicl) 00:00 Robert Walter “Security" from Better Feathers (Royal Potato ...


Be With Me

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Topsy; You and the Night and the Music; Camouflage; Spring Ahead; Chloe; Be with Me; Soul Eyes; My Shining Hour; Wheatland; Sunny.


Live In Italy

Label: Fuzzy Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Agrodolce; New Hope; Old School Blues; Nuages; Three-Quarter Molly; Turnaround; Con Alma; Snowglobe; The Honeymoon; Dear Chick.



Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Proto-Cosmos; Blues For Tony; Looking Glass; Put Wud Guitar Intro; Pud-Wud; San Michele Piano Intro; San Michele; It Must Be Jazz; Red Alert.


The Stars of Jazz #2

Label: Arkadia Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Moanin’, I Want To Talk About You, My Favorite Things, Blue Motel Room, Tico Tico, My Funny Valentine, Joy Spring, Six Gun, The Law of Diminishing Returns, Out of Nowhere


Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's Garden Of Jazzy Delights 2022

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's Garden Of Jazzy Delights 2022" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The depth and range of the music that jazz players have put on record in 2022 are so big that summarizing this “year in jazz" by selecting only ten albums feels akin to taking the photo of a breath-taking landscape with an ultra-low resolution camera... Ten years from now, how is one supposed to understand how ...


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