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Gregg Bendian

Gregg Bendian was born on July 13th, 1963 in Englewood, New Jersey. His family lived in Fairview NJ, until moving to Teaneck NJ at the age of seven. Gregg grew up in a house where music was always in the air. His parents, Martin and Patricia, were great music lovers and he was exposed to a wide range of music very early on in life. From Sinatra and Tchaikovsky to Simon & Garfunkel, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis and The Beatles - The Bendian household enjoyed it all. This no doubt had a huge impact on the way Gregg approaches music today. In 1971 The Bendian family moved to Teaneck and this had a profound effect on Gregg's artistic development


Night Visitors

Label: SE Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Lime Pickle; In Transit; Skywritten; Chihuahua Pearl; Confidential; Scorpio 80; The Night Flock; Three Night Visitors: Part I; Part II; Part III.


Article: Live Review

Steve Hackett at Casino du Lac Leamy Theatre

Read "Steve Hackett at Casino du Lac Leamy Theatre" reviewed by John Kelman

Steve Hackett Casino du Lac Leamy Théâtre Gatineau, Canada October 5, 2013 It might seem odd that the guitarist who left Genesis more than 35 years ago has ultimately become the only one to champion the music made during the group's years spent in the progressive rock arena, while those who ...


Article: Book Review

Walter Kolosky: Power, Beauty and Passion - The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra

Read "Walter Kolosky: Power, Beauty and Passion - The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Power, Passion and Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu OrchestraWalter KoloskyPages: 325ISBN:978-0-9761016-8-0 Self-published e-book2012Walter Kolosky's Power, Passion and Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra (Abstract Logix Books, 2005) now finds its way into e-book format, which is good news for trees ...


Article: Album Review

Paul Wertico's Mid East/Mid West Alliance: Impressions of a City

Read "Impressions of a City" reviewed by John Kelman

For those only familiar with his work in Pat Metheny Group, drummer Paul Wertico's extracurricular career will be something of a shock. He may have been all light cymbal work and gentle pulses with PMG, but on albums like The Sign of Four (Knitting Factory, 1997)--a freewheeling session with Metheny in a “beyond"-Song X (Nonesuch, 1985) ...


Article: Live From New York

October 2009

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Gordon GrdinaBar 4Brooklyn, NY September 7, 2009There were other things in the music Gordon Grdina played at Bar 4, bits of McLaughlin, Santana, Sharrock, but for the first few minutes of his trio's Sep. 7th set it was hard to hear anything other than how together they were. From the ...


News: Event

Rashied Ali Tribute Concert at Poisson Rouge (NYC) on September 5th

Rashied Ali Tribute Concert at Poisson Rouge (NYC)  on September 5th

COLLECTIVE LANGUAGE featuring Gregg Bendian, drums & Zach Brock, violin (The Mahavishnu Project) with Jon Irabagon, sax (2008 Thelonius Monk Award winner) and Peter Brendler, bass present “A TRIBUTE TO RASHIED ALI: Interpreting the music of Interstellar Space and late-period Coltrane." Saturday, September 5th (7pm) Poisson Rouge 158 Bleeker St. ...

Article: My Playlist

Gregg Bendian

Read "Gregg Bendian" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

01. Jeff Buckley - Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk (Columbia - 1998). Buckley è uno dei cantanti più espressivi che abbia mai ascoltato. Adoro anche il suo modo di scrivere e questo brillante seguito di Grace ci fa intendere su quale musica incredibile stesse lavorando prima della tragica morte nel 1995. 02. Charles Ives - ...


Article: Profile

Gregg Bendian

Read "Gregg Bendian" reviewed by Bill Milkowski

Since the early '90s, drummer Gregg Bendian has distinguished himself as an adventurous and accomplished player-composer through his sideman work with the likes of Derek Bailey, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Peter Brotzmann and Pat Metheny while also leading his own Interzone Quartet and Trio Pianissimo. His most recent recording is the startlingly virtuosic solo ...


Article: Album Review

Various Artists: Mahavishnu Redefined: A Tribute to John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra

Read "Mahavishnu Redefined: A Tribute to John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra" reviewed by John Kelman

With guitar icon John McLaughlin's greater visibility, thanks to recent tours with his 4th Dimension group and Five Peace Band collaboration with pianist Chick Corea, there's been a flurry of reassessment of his vast and vital output as a repertory source. Drummer Gregg Bendian's Mahavishnu Project delivered first-time performances with Return to the Emerald Beyond (Cuneiform, ...


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