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David Weiss & Point of Departure: Wake Up Call

Read "Wake Up Call" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Trumpeter David Weiss incorporates a heavy-duty guitar assault into this exhilarating program designed with a diverse track-list, comprised of originals by jazz luminaries Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, John McLaughlin and Tony Williams among others. The trumpeter's Point of Departure ensemble generates a neo-jazz fusion panorama, coupled with an emphatic integration of progressive jazz amid references to ...

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David Weiss & Point Of Departure: Venture Inward

Read "Venture Inward" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Fans of trumpeter David Weiss may be a bit confused when they take a look at this album. At quick glance, it reads like a re-tread of Weiss' Snuck In (Sunnyside, 2010), which has a near-identical line-up playing a near-identical program, but there's a good reason for that: both albums were actually recorded a day apart ...

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David Weiss & Point Of Departure: Venture Inward

Read "Venture Inward" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If music can be described as either masculine or feminine, then recordings by trumpeter David Weiss and his Point of Departure quintet are simply testosteronic. Built upon the legacy of trumpeter Miles Davis' second great quintet and saxophonist Billy Harper's Black Saint inheritance, Weiss presents dexterous arrangements of muscular, second wave hard bop music.This ...

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David Weiss & Point of Departure: Snuck In

Read "Snuck In" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Snuck In ha tutte le caratteristiche di una blowing session vecchio stampo. Quattro dei cinque brani registrati rigorosamente dal vivo - al Jazz Standard di New York - , durata superiore ai dieci minuti - il terzo sfiora i venti minuti - esecuzioni dalla classica struttura tema-assoli-tema. Poi realizzi che la band prende nome dal capolavoro ...

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David Weiss & Point Of Departure: Snuck In

Read "Snuck In" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trumpeter David Weiss was way ahead of his time when he brought together a group of forward-thinking musician-composers to form the New Jazz Composers Octet in 1996. This group--and the writing that was born from within its ranks--received positive critical response from the get-go, and foreshadowed the rise in collective-type situations throughout the jazz community. While ...

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David Weiss & Point of Departure: Snuck In

Read "Snuck  In" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

A keeper of the flame, but a resolute practitioner of forward thinking music, David Weiss has been active for more than twenty years in New York. His horn swings with élan, representing modern post-bop trumpeting whether playing in Charles Tolliver's Big Band, producing other recordings (Robert Glasper, Jeremy Pelt and Marcus Strickland), or at the helm ...


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