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Andre Bush

Guitarist and composer André Bush draws inspiration from a wide range of influences in his music. He combines the lyrical and creative approach of modern jazz heroes such as Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny with the high-energy grooves and complex sonic structures of innovate guitarists such as John McLaughlin, Scott Henderson and Nguyen Lé. In addition to a thorough grounding in the jazz tradition, his extensive experience in the world of rock and pop give him a unique musical outlook. André’s playing seamlessly reconciles these disparate worlds and establishes his conception as a natural and logical extension of the jazz guitar tradition. André’s new album, Start From Silence, pairs André with master pianist Art Lande and an all-star band performing his complex yet accessible compositions

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Take Five With Jay Smith

Read "Take Five With Jay Smith" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Jay Smith:Jay Smith has performed with dozens of groups all over California, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain in a wide range of music, from bebop and gypsy jazz to Latin rock and funk. He has worked with groups and musicians as Kelulu, Mento Buru, The Fresno Philharmonic, David Baron Stevens, Andre Bush, Mike ...

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Start from Silence

Label: Odd Culture Productions
Released: 2005
Track listing: Degree of Difficulty; Start from Silence, part one; You Are Who You Love; New Born; Start from Silence, part two; An Even Three; (Hand in the) Cookie Jar; Start from Silence, part three; We Have Never Seen the Absolute End...yet; You Are Who You Love (solo version)

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Andre Bush: Start from Silence

Read "Start from Silence" reviewed by John Kelman


In his biography, guitarist Andr' Bush cites creative composers/players including Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and, most notably, Pat Metheny as seminal influences. And, to be sure, Bush's disposition towards longer-form composition clearly puts him in the same general space as Metheny and Shorter, with his latest release, Start from Silence , being filled with pieces of ...

Album

Invisible City

Label: Odd Culture Productions
Released: 1999

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Andre' Bush: Invisible City

Read "Invisible City" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Guitarist Andre’ Bush, a resident of San Francisco’s Bay Area which in itself is a melting pot for artistic creativity, follows up his acclaimed 1996 outing “Darwin’s Waiting Room” with 1998’s “Invisible City”. Here, Bush gets fine support from super drummer Steve Smith and the legendary post-Trane Saxophonist Dave Liebman. Pianist Jack Perla (Winner of the ...


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