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CHRIS MINH DOKY Chris Minh Doky stands out as one of the most talented bass players in contemporary music. The New York-based artist is regarded among the masters of the upright bass widely recognized for his passionate delivery and extraordinary technical gifts. As expressed by Down Beat Magazine: ”...there is a softness and crisp clarity that is very different from the sound others derive from the acoustic instrument”, Doky carries on the distinct Danish bass tradition of the acoustic bass being a lead instrument. With musical roots deriving from his love of American East Coast grooves and the lyric tradition of Scandinavia, Doky has developed a distinctive sound as well as created a style that is uniquely his own. Doky’s rare ability to perform with equal creativity and dynamism as both a solo artist and as a sideman has put him on the list of Top Ten Bassists in Reader’s Polls and earned him Artist of the Year awards as well as platinum- awarded sales

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Article: Rediscovery

Trilok Gurtu: Bad Habits Die Hard

Read "Trilok Gurtu: Bad Habits Die Hard" reviewed by John Kelman


Trilok GurtuBad Habits Die HardArt of Groove2014 (1996) Well, it's been a good couple weeks since the last Rediscovery, leaving the pile of potential choices even higher than usual. So what better way to resume operations than to revisit an album that already sounded terrific when it was first released in ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Randy Brecker: A Fusion Legacy

Read "Randy Brecker:  A Fusion Legacy" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


On stage at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland last July, the ubiquitous trumpeter Randy Brecker lowered his horn after playing two joyous and funky numbers on the stage that is one of the festivals largest venues, serving as a hockey arena during the appropriate season. There were throngs of people, sitting and standing, gleefully ...

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News: Recording

Piloo Records To Release CD/DVD Set Randy Brecker's The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Piloo Records To Release CD/DVD Set Randy Brecker's The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

AVAILABLE ONLINE SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 AVAILABLE IN STORES OCTOBER 8, 2013 Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, trumpeter Randy Brecker and his younger, sax-playing brother Michael helped define a sub-genre by blending sophisticated jazz harmonies and searing solos with slamming funk grooves and a visceral energy that grabbed rock ears. The Philly-born Brecker Brothers set ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival Da Jazz: St Moritz 2013

Read "Festival Da Jazz: St Moritz 2013" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Festival Da JazzSt. Moritz, SwitzerlandJuly 18-22, 2013How To Run A Jazz Festival 101. Get a big hall, put on some big names: get a small room, put on some smaller names. Stars in the big spaces, up and comers in the little ones. There's a commercial and economic logic to it, maybe even ...

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Article: Interview

Dave Weckl: On Time

Read "Dave Weckl:  On Time" reviewed by Scott Mitchell


Dave Weckl hit the New York fusion scene in the early 1980s. It didn't take long for this talented drummer from Saint Charles, Missouri to get recognized and hired by artists like singers Madonna, Robert Plant, Diana Ross, and Paul Simon, as well as guitarist/vocalist {George Benson}}. Weckl toured with the keyboardist Chick Corea's Elektric Band ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Korean Pianist Hey Rim Jeon Performs at Birdland March 29

World-renowned pianist, composer and educator Hey Rim Jeon will be performing at New York City's Birdland Jazz Club on Thursday, March 29, supporting her recent release Introducing Hey Rim Jeon. Jeon will take the stage with Richie Barshay on drums and Luques Curtis on bass at 6pm, prior to Christian McBride's performace later that evening. Tickets ...

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Article: Live Review

Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011

Read "Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Thailand International Jazz Conference Mahidol University School of Music Bangkok, Thailand January 28-30, 2011It's almost impossible to go anywhere in Thailand without hearing music at all hours: people sing for their own enjoyment as they go about their daily business, displaying a lack of inhibition generally absent in ...

Album

Scenes From A Dream

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2010

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Article: Album Review

Niels Lan Doky: Return to Denmark

Read "Return to Denmark" reviewed by Chris Mosey


The trouble with Niels Lan Doky is that, like Saint Paul, he seeks to be all things to all men. He's a pianist, basically in the Bill Evans tradition when it comes to jazz, but says he's equally at home with classical, world, pop, soul, rhythm and blues and electronic music. He lays claim to being ...


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