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Danny Weller

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A professsional bassist since the age of 16, Danny has backed up numerous jazz artists such as Gilbert Castellanos, Geoffrey Keezer, Charles McPherson, Mike Wofford, Peter Sprague, Jason Palmer, Mike Moreno, and Obed Calviere. Danny has also backed artists such as blues-singer Earl Thomas, and Scott Russo of Unwritten Law. Danny attended New England Conservatory in Boston in 2004, where he got to study Jazz performance with Bob Moses, Cecil McBee, John Lockwood, Oscar Stagnaro, Jerry Bergonzi, and Danilo Perez. and in 2005, he performed in the NEC Jazz Honors Ensemble, and their performance of his original composition, The Cranning Call, was selected to represent NEC on Jazziz Magazine’s annual “Education Issue” CD

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Jason Yeager- Randal Despommier: All At Onceness

Read "All At Onceness" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Lavoro fondamentalmente cameristico che fa incontrare il jazz con la classica, aggiungendovi alcuni originali, All At Onceness è cofirmato da due artisti dell'area newyorchese, il pianista Jason Yeager e il sassofonista contralto Randal Despommier, ai quali in metà dei brani si aggiungono altri musicisti per formare organici diversi. Il programma prevede un brano a ...

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Eugenia Choe: Verdant Dream

Read "Verdant Dream" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


New York-based pianist Eugenia Choe released one of the finest debuts of 2017 with Magic Light (SteepleChase Records). It was a trio outing of the highest order, featuring a distinctive and interactive trio interplay with bandmates Danny Weller (bass) and Alex Wyatt (drums). Choe proved herself a fine interpreter of tunes from Billy Strayhorn and alto ...

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Tamuz Nissim & George Nazos: Liquid Melodies

Read "Liquid Melodies" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


This meaningful title perfectly encapsulates the combined sonics of Israeli vocalist Tamuz Nissim and Greek guitarist George Nazos. When these two pair up they manage to develop a hydrous happening full of mellifluous designs, clear flowing thoughts, and dulcet tones. They're fluid in action, fluent in various dialects of the jazz language, and full of interesting ...

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Third Story

Label: Third Story Music
Released: 2012

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Third Story: Third Story

Read "Third Story: Third Story" reviewed by Robert Bush


Third StoryThird StoryThird Story Music2012Third Story is a remarkable document from a young band (average age 26) of top flight musicians. Although the group was put together, and the album produced, by bassist Danny Weller, there is a collaborative spirit that infuses the disc, drawing material from three ...


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