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Common Man

Label: Tippin' Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Search; Road Taken; Common Man; A Whole New You; Time That Once Was; 5 A.M. Blues; Hustlin'; Daytona; Darn That Dream; Common Man (alt.).

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Pete Zimmer Quintet: Common Man

Read "Common Man" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell


Though not as rare as they once were, outfits led by drummer/composers are still a minority in jazz. Picking up that mantle, Pete Zimmer, the young drummer best known for his work with saxophonist George Garzone, defies the cliche that drummers' records are nothing more than chops-driven accompanied drum solos. His debut, Common Man, serves up ...

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Pete Zimmer Quintet: Common Man

Read "Common Man" reviewed by Jochem van Dijk


Common Man is a crafty collection of mostly originals by drummer and session leader Pete Zimmer, strictly within a Fifties bop idiom with strokes of modal playing. This is a record made by mainstream sidemen who love to blow, pure and simple. Zimmer and his pals obviously can play, and they have a nose for patching ...

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Pete Zimmer: Common Man

Read "Common Man" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


New York-based drummer Pete Zimmer backs a hard-bopping quintet on his debut disc, Common Man ; and you can't help thinking “retro" with this sound--tenor saxophone and trumpet in front of a bass/drums/piano rhythm team. But it's “retro" in the best possible sense of the word, an energetic celebration of the established sound by a very ...

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Pete Zimmer Quintet: Common Man

Read "Common Man" reviewed by Jim Santella


Pete Zimmer's quintet swings with a straight-ahead enthusiasm that captures the tradition inspired by a century of jazz. His trumpet/tenor saxophone front line strolls gracefully through this program of originals and standards. Zimmer drives the unit gently from the drum set, encouraging trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, saxophonist Joel Frahm, and both pianists in their search for the ...

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Pete Zimmer: Common Man

Read "Common Man" reviewed by John Kelman


A recent review of Bill Frisell's new CD, Unspeakable , compared artists who transcend definition and those who work at honing their skill in a more narrowly defined context. Drummer Pete Zimmer falls into the latter category, with a writing style and group approach that leans heavily on precedents set by other drummer-led bands headed by ...


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