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Through the years Willis has played with musicians like Wayne Shorter, Allan Holdsworth, Hubert Laws, Simon Phillips, Joe Diorio, Robben Ford, and Pil Upchurch, not to mention Tribal Tech. Bass Player magazine referred to him as "one of the most vital bass voices of the 90's." UK's Bassist magazine called Willis "one of the finest on the planet." In sixteen years of co-leading Tribal Tech with guitarist Scott Henderson, the band has produced nine critically acclaimed CD's, (the latest, Rocket Science, was released in 2000) Willis launched his solo career with the September 1996 release of No Sweat, featuring incredible performances by Dennis Chambers on drums, Scott Kinsey on keyboards, and Steve Tavaglione on woodwinds and EWI

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Article: Radio

John McLaughlin, Gary Willis, Tribal Tech, David Binney, Tom Coster

Read "John McLaughlin, Gary Willis, Tribal Tech, David Binney, Tom Coster" reviewed by Len Davis


Today a fusion fest with some of the finest releases over the last 30 years John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Niacin, David Binney and much more.Playlist Niacin “Prelude & Funky Opus" from Krush (Prosthetic) 00:00 John McLaughlin"Mr DC" from The Heart Of Things (Verve) 07:24 Chick Corea “El Stephen Parts 1&2" from The Ultimate Adventure ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Gergo Borlai: Talkin' Drummers and Drumming

Read "Gergo Borlai: Talkin' Drummers and Drumming" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Most kids have heroes. Whether they be athletes, astronauts, artists, astrophysicists, (and that's just the “A's") or any of the many asundered possibilities. Gergo Borlai needn't go passed the “D's" to find his calling. Drumming came early, incredibly early, and he has never looked back. Determination and commitment can be a powerful force. Before long the ...

Album

The Missing Song

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Billy; Gary; Dennis; Keith; Steve; Kirk; Peter; Terry; Vinnie.

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Article: Album Review

Gergo Borlai: The Missing Song

Read "The Missing Song" reviewed by Jim Worsley


The Missing Song has been heralded as a tribute to Gergo Borlai's nine most influential drummers still alive and performing today. This is much more than just listing them and perhaps covering one of their songs. Borlai composed eight of the nine new songs on this album. He plays them all in the manner, or mindset, ...

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Article: Interview

Panagiotis Andreou: The World In A Bass

Read "Panagiotis Andreou: The World In A Bass" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


My first encounter with Panagiotis Andreou was while covering a bass workshop that included him along with the likes of Richard Bona (Zawinul Syndicate, Mike Stern), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Dwayne “Mono Neon" Thomas (Prince, Ghost Note) and Wes Stephenson (The Funky Knuckles). All of these players seemed humbled by each other's presence during the opening ...

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Article: Interview

Mica Bethea: Quintessential Band Geek

Read "Mica Bethea: Quintessential Band Geek" reviewed by Barbara Salter Nelson


It's Sunday afternoon. Mica Bethea rolls into the Cue Note Billiard Room in Palm Coast, Florida. The 34-year old arranger, composer, bandleader and entrepreneur has arrived for Cue Notes weekly Sunday Afternoon Jazz Rendevous. Bethea (sounds like 'buffet') is the “Note" part of Cue Note, which he co-owns with partner and pool guru John ...

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Article: Interview

Munir Hossn: Nuove suggestioni tra Africa e Brasile

Read "Munir Hossn: Nuove suggestioni tra Africa e Brasile" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Nato nel 1981 in Brasile da padre libanese e madre brasiliana, Munir Hossn è uno dei più creativi musicisti e compositori sudamericani della sua generazione. Dotato di un talento precoce, all'età di 10 anni suonava professionalmente (principalmente batteria e chitarra) in differenti gruppi di Salvador, Bahia. Impegnato principalmente nella sintesi tra elementi tradizionali africani e brasiliani, ...

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Article: Album Review

Scott Kinsey: Near Life Experience

Read "Near Life Experience" reviewed by John Kelman


It's been a full decade since Scott Kinsey last released an album under his own name (the 2006 Abstract Logix debut, Kinesthetics) and, if anything, Near Life Experience manages to trump actually its predecessor in both ambition and Kinsey's significant cast of invited contributors. Near Life Experience also continues to hone the cinematic keyboardist's increasingly expansive, ...

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Article: Album Review

Xavi Reija: Resolution

Read "Resolution" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Catalan drummer Xavi Reija's fifth recording and his first with MoonJune Records is a highly charged affair that draws from rock, jazz and the shifting ground between. Reija's hard-edged polyrhythms, bassist Bernat Hernandez' thundering bass lines and guitarist Dusan Jevtovic's raw, fuzz-toned electric guitar combine to stir up a storm that evokes memories of drummer Tony ...


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