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David Berkman

Since moving to New York in 1985, David Berkman has been an important part of the jazz community. He is an award-winning composer/bandleader (2000 Doris Duke/Chamber Music America New Works Creation and Presentation Grant), a recording artist whose 4 Palmetto recordings have appeared on numerous best records of the year critic's lists (the New York Times, the Village Voice, Downbeat, JazzIz, Jazz Times and others) and an award-winning jazz clinician who has performed and taught at numerous jazz camps, universities and conservatories around the United States, South America and Europe. He has played in countless bands including those of Cecil McBee, Tom Harrell and the Vanguard Orchestra and has performed with and/or recorded and/or arranged for numerous jazz luminaries, including: Sonny Stitt,, Brian Blade, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Ray Drummond, Billy Hart, Dick Oatts, Tony Malaby, Chris Potter, Scott Wendholt, Lenny White, Scott Colley, Craig Handy, Steven Bernstein, Bill Stewart, Dave Stryker, Fathead Newman, Hank Crawford, and Jane Monheit

David Berkman Plays Music By John Coltrane And Pete Seeger

Label: Without Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Where Have All The Flowers Gone; Equinox; The Bells of Rhymney 1; This Land is Your Land; Moment's Notice; There Are Mean Things Happening In This Land; You Don't Know What Love is; The Bells of Rhymney 2; Goodnight Irene; Impressions; Body and Soul; Where Have All The Flowers Gone 2; We Shall Overcome; Epilogue: Giant Steps.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

David Berkman: David Berkman Plays Music By John Coltrane And Pete Seeger

Read "David Berkman Plays Music By John Coltrane And Pete Seeger" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Formative influences rarely fit into neat categories. At a certain, impressionable age, some music, like yet unlike anything else, simply manages to seep into a youngster's consciousness. What that particular music may be, who performs it, and what it carries within and beyond its notes and/or words, is something to be sorted out at a later ...

Six of One

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Blowing Smoke; Cynical Episode; Blue Poles; Billy; Sincerely; Three and a Half Minutes; Kickstopper; Shitamachi; Restoration; Rain Rain

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Blowing Smoke

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Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2019
Duration: 06:15

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

The Sounds of Saxophones

Read "The Sounds of Saxophones" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The saxophone continues to be one of the cornerstone instruments of jazz. Here are three recent recordings that demonstrate different approaches to the use of saxophones in the music. Jordan Pettay First Fruit Outside In Music 2019 Jordan Pettay is a young Julliard graduate who makes her ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

New York Standards Quartet: Heaven Steps To Seven

Read "Heaven Steps To Seven" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The three constant principals in this remarkable quartet are joined for this album by NY-resident Ugonna Okegwo on double bass. The quartet has been in existence for over a decade now and their first album was recorded in 2007 and released in 2008. The punningly titled Heaven Steps To Seven is the quartet's seventh album to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ed Neumeister & His NeuHat Ensemble: Wake Up Call

Read "Wake Up Call" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If you are one of those restless wanderers who is searching high and low for easy listening, look elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you are drawn to music that is more or less off the beaten path and challenges your mind and spirit, composer / arranger / trombonist Ed Neumeister's new album may well serve ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bob Wijnen: NYC Unforeseen

Read "NYC Unforeseen" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The first minute of Dutch pianist Bob Wijnen's debut album is very telling, but not because of what he does. Rather, it's what Wijnen doesn't do that sets these opening moments apart: Instead of announcing his arrival by hitting on all cylinders and showcasing himself, he hands this prime piece of real estate to drummer Billy ...

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The New York Standards Quartet Celebrates Ten Years Of Touring & Recording With New CD "Power Of 10"

The New York Standards Quartet Celebrates Ten Years Of Touring & Recording With New CD "Power Of 10"

The New York Standards Quartet Celebrates Ten Years of Touring & Recording With New CD Power Of 10 Feat. Tim Armacost (saxophones), David Berkman (piano), Michael Janisch (double bass), Gene Jackson (drums) Available on Whirlwind Recordings March 18, 2016 (US & Japan) (December 4, 2015 in Europe) CD Release Celebration: April 28 @ Smalls, NYC NYSQ ...


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