All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Force of Four

Results for "Force of Four"

Advanced search options


Force of Four

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Like Joe; Ruminations; Ricky's Tune; No Moe; Available in Blue; Alpha Punk; Laura; Blue November.


Article: Album Review

Joe Locke: Force of Four

Read "Force of Four" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Joe Locke has emerged as one of the dominant jazz vibraphonists in recent years, releasing several outstanding CDs with various musical partners. Force of Four is no exception, a tight post-bop session with a new quartet: pianist Robert Rodriguez, bassist Ricardo Rodriguez and drummer Johnathan Blake. The pianist contributed “Like Joe," a tribute ...


Article: Album Review

Joe Locke: Force of Four

Read "Force of Four" reviewed by John Kelman

Joe Locke couldn't have picked a better name for Force of Four. While not as overtly plugged in as the potent, near fusion-esque Live in Seattle (Origin, 2006) with his Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer Group, it's an equally electrifying date that revisits the same format--vibes, piano, bass and drums--but with an all-new line-up. It's taken ...


Article: Album Review

Joe Locke: Force of Four

Read "Force of Four" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Certain sounds are so easy to love: the blurry whine of a muted trumpet, the beefy growl of a robust tenor saxophone, the rich, frictional cry of the cello, and the buoyant, sustained ring of a mallet hitting a key on a vibraphone.Vibraphonist Joe Locke's profile seems to have risen on a sharp angle ...


Track of the Day

Alpha Punk

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2008
Duration: 6:58


Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Mosaic Records
Publisher's Desk
Double the Fun! Jazz & Wine Return to All About Jazz
Read on.

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.