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Brooke Sofferman

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Drummer / composer Brooke Sofferman has been performing throughout the East coast for the past twenty years, in a vast array of musical situations. Originally from Colchester, Vermont, Brooke moved to Boston to further his musical education at the New England Conservatory of Music. At NEC, where he attained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Jazz Performance, his studies with jazz legends George Russell, Bob Moses, Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Cecil McBee, John Abercrombie, Fred Buda (Boston Pops) and John McNeil were vital to his development as a drummer and composer

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Article: Record Label Profile

Accurate Records: Growing Out of Boston

Read "Accurate Records: Growing Out of Boston" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


In the age of globalization, when almost every musician churns out his or her own record digitally, the boundary between being a one-man business and a record company is porous. However, while many of the new labels remain dedicated to a small circle of artists, there is also the more rarified example of the musician-based label ...

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Article: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

John Williams' Jazz

Read "John Williams' Jazz" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The idea for this edition of Old, New, Borrowed and Blue isn't new. The seeds were actually sown with an experience I had a few years back. About four years ago, I was writing for a different jazz publication and I received a package of recordings in the mail. This parcel contained the usual mixture of ...

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Fine Whines

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Metric Monkulation; Fine Whines; Cold Train; Forhermeto; Are You Sureious?; Some Beach; All Kashmir; Only Two Dimensions; Da Bull Stops Here; Back In The Bidet; Poor Glob; Karmocity; Imperial March.

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Article: Album Review

Brooke Sofferman: Fine Whines

Read "Fine Whines" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Boston-based drummer Brooke Sofferman brings a rock and roll level energy to juice up some excellent, intricate mainstream jazz on Fine Whines, his third CD this century on Summit Records. On this quintet effort--two horns and a guitar-driven rhythm section--implacable forward momentum and monster chops, all around, reign.Jerry Bergonzi is the saxophonist here, and ...

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One Stone, Two Birds

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Mimi?s Mambo; Bo-beh-lo; Purple Friggin? Dinosaur; One Stone, Two Birds; Ky by Sky; Griegarious Skang (Morning, In the Hall of the Mountain King); Boppa?s Bossa; Uh-ah-ooo-ah; Sunbird; Wouberfish; Triptophan; Magnum P.I. Theme.

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Article: Album Review

The Sofferman Perspective: One Stone, Two Birds

Read "One Stone, Two Birds" reviewed by Jim Santella


Brooke Sofferman's original music carries with it both a deep loyalty to jazz's tradition and a surging perspective of where jazz is headed. You'll find pointers at his website, which will lead you to audio samples. The title track shifts meters between 7/4, 6/4, 13/4 and 9/4. These rhythmic changes allow the band to ...

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The Green Between

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2002
Track listing: The Green Between; Mt. Desert Isle; Sunbird; Cement Truck Blues; Phlegm & Yawn; Zoe Moon; Crownestula; Across the Crebix; Cut it Back to Half, Jack; So It Began; Barefoot.

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Article: Album Review

Brooke Sofferman featuring Jerry Bergonzi: The Green Between

Read "The Green Between" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Brooke Sofferman second album as a leader, and first for the Arizona-based Summit record label, deals strictly with the compositions of the drummer/leader. Showing significant compositional awareness, the tunes cut a wide swathe of rhythmic and harmonic invention, including reggae, blues, swing and ballad. The latter musical species is well represented by a lovely, pensive “Sunbird". ...


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