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Jerry Marotta

Jerry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of five his family moved to Harrison, NY in Westchester county. In the 4th grade he started taking clarinet lessons. In the very first report card that year, his music teacher wrote Jerry shows absolutely no interest in the clarinet! He switched over to saxophone with only a little more success. Ironically it was that same year that Jerry’s brother Rick Marotta brought home the drum kit that would change both their lives for good. ​Cut to Jerry graduating from Harrison High in the summer of 1973 (a year early) and taking his final exams on the road with him

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Article: Catching Up With

Keaggy, Levin, and Marotta: A Collaborative Album A Decade In The Making

Read "Keaggy, Levin, and Marotta: A Collaborative Album A Decade In The Making" reviewed by John Bricker


Veteran musicians Phil Keaggy, Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta spent more than a decade crafting their debut collaborative album, The Bucket List (Self Released, 2019), the unique product of each artist's influences and pedigree. Marotta played drums and recorded with Peter Gabriel from 1976 to 1986. His introduction to music took the form of ...

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Article: Album Review

Phil Keaggy, Tony Levin, Jerry Marotta: The Bucket List

Read "The Bucket List" reviewed by John Bricker


The Bucket List, a collaborative album featuring guitarist Phil Keaggy, bassist Tony Levin and drummer Jerry Marotta, is a beautiful collection of lush and diverse instrumental songs. Each musician is an accomplished and talented artist in their own right. Keaggy has been nominated for several Grammys for his performances in contemporary Christian music, and has a ...

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Label: 7D Media
Released: 2017
Track listing: Lead a Normal Life; I Don't Remember; San Jacinto; Intruder; The Rhythm of the Heat; Mother Stands for Comfort; No Self Control; Family Snapshot; I Have the Touch; Games Without Frontiers/Of These, Hope; Lay Your Hands on Me.

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Article: Album Review

Security Project: Contact

Read "Contact" reviewed by Geno Thackara


It's impossible to describe an outfit like the Security Project without that troublesome (if not entirely inaccurate) phrase “tribute band" popping up, complete with the inevitable baggage that term implies. It's usually reserved for countless local-level acts that entertain bar crowds with predictable staples on any given weekend, sure, but this group shoots for something much ...

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Security Project: Live 1

Label: 7D Media
Released: 2016
Track listing: Lay Your Hands on Me; I Don't Remember; No Self Control; The Family and the Fishing Net; I Have the Touch; Intruder; The Rhythm of the Heat; San Jacinto; Games Without Frontiers/Of These, Hope; Here Comes the Flood; Back in N.Y.C.; Biko.

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Article: Extended Analysis

Security Project: Live 1

Read "Security Project: Live 1" reviewed by John Kelman


While so many singer-songwriters of the past 50 years have been covered time and again-even fostering tribute bands that recreate the live experience as close to perfection as possible-one of the most important, groundbreaking and forward-thinking songwriters of the past five decades has, for the most part, been overlooked. Peter Gabriel may have spent the first ...

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Article: Interview

Donna Lewis: Brand New Day

Read "Donna Lewis: Brand New Day" reviewed by Ben Scholz


Pop culture's love-hate relationship with its artists presents an interesting conundrum. Music created for mass-consumption must be easily digestible, yet the public is quick to retaliate against content that lacks substance. Gifted musicians are often pigeonholed into a certain style or sound that may not reflect their true range. This myopic point of view focuses on ...

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Article: Album Review

Leon Alvarado: 2014 - Music From An Expanded Universe

Read "2014 - Music From An Expanded Universe" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Texas native, keyboardist Leon Alvarado is a true student of the progressive rock genre, citing the customary troupe of icons such as ELP, Yes, and Jethro Tull as influences, paired with his previous Independent and well-received album, Plays Genesis and Other Original Stuff (2009). On this EP, Alvarado employs bassist, Warr guitarist Trey Gunn who rose ...


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