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Bob Berg

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Born in 1951, Bob Berg began his musical experience at the age of six, studying classical piano at his home in Brooklyn N.Y. He began playing saxophone at the age of 13, and soon thereafter attended the High School of the Performing Arts. In 1968, Berg was admitted to The Juilliard School, studying classical saxophone. While attending Juilliard, Berg was offered a tour with the organist Jack McDuff, which began his career as a jazz musician. In 1973, Berg joined Horace Silver’s band and remained there for three years, appearing on three of Silver’s albums. It was in this period that Bob also became active on the New York jazz scene meeting other young musicians and playing and exchanging ideas with many of his peers

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Continuing our visit to the '90s with Bob Berg, Adam Holzman and Tom Coster

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Continuing with our visit to the '90s with the late Bob Berg, Adam Holzman, Steps Ahead, Gary Willis and the late Allan Holdsworth.Playlist Bob Berg “Silverado" from Back Roads (Denon) 00:00 Adam Holzman “Iron Curtain" from The Big Picture (Escapade) 05:49 Bill Evans “Whisky Talk" from Starfish and the Moon (Escapade) 11:30 Steps Ahead ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Eclectic music from Hungarian band Djabe and Intense fusion from Bob Berg and Mike Stern

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Eclectic music from Hungarian band Djabe, the late Victor Bailey with Lenny White with Drum & Bass. Plus Ray Russell, the late Bob Berg and Mike Stern.Playlist Djabe"Free Fallin'" from Flow (GR1913) 00:00 Coryell -Bailey-White “Drum & Bass" from Traffic (Chesky) 07:11 MSM Schmidt"ESP" from Evolution (Laika) 14:17 Ray Russell “The Island" from Now ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Niacin, Mike Stern, Bob Berg, Dave Weckl, Lee Riteniour

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John McLaughlin from The Boston Record, the late Bob Berg, Mike Stern and Wayne Krantz.Playlist John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension"Call & Answer" from The Boston Record (Abstract Logix) 00:00 Niacin “Revenge" from High Bias (Stretch) 07:45 Bob Berg"American Gothic" from Back Roads (Denon) 15:30 Dave Weckl “7th Avenue South" from Heads Up (GRP) 23:26 ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

John Patitucci: The Quintessence of Acoustic and Electric

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John Patitucci had his life's work in mind at age twelve, At a time when most of us were worried about junior high school and pimples, Patitucci concluded that he was to be a professional musician. This was no typical young boy fantasy of playing center field for the Yankees, being an astronaut, or even being ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Bill Cunliffe: Always Doing It The Right Way

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Most notably a jazz pianist, it comes as more than a surprise that Bill Cunliffe was not in the same orbit as jazz until he was in college. With the sheer volume of top shelf jazz he has written and recorded since, he would seem to have made up for any lost time. That time, those ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 2

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We continue our journey through the Chick Corea Songbook (part 1). For decades he was one of the contemporary ambassadors of American jazz, inspiring fans and other musicians all over the world. In this part of the programme, we'll feature renditions of his work by musicians from abroad and from the USA, and from across musical ...

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Article: Interview

Dave Liebman: Placing Free Jazz and the Avant Garde in Musical and Historical Perspective

Read "Dave Liebman: Placing Free Jazz and the Avant Garde in Musical and Historical Perspective" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Like free jazz, this interview arose spontaneously from an informal “how are you doin'" telephone conversation between saxophonist Dave Liebman and All About Jazz contributor Vic Schermer. Schermer phoned Liebman to compliment him on his new e-book The Art of Skill: Establishing the Mindset for Unleashing the Music Inside You published by Michael Lake, and how ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Randy Brecker: Fusion Pioneer Still Blazing The Trails

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One of the greatest musicians of the past half century, Randy Brecker, continues to impress with his compositions, his playing, and his endurance. The famed trumpeter has released no less than eight records over the past couple of years! They are all unique on to themselves with only Brecker's familiar and sweet sound in common. That ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2020

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2020 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Various Venues Montréal, Canada June 27-30, 2020 Above all else the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is a spectacular ten-day event: with around 2 million visitors and 500 concerts on 20 stages, it is ranked as the world's largest jazz ...


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