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Marcus Gilmore

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Marcus Gilmore was inspired to pick up percussion by the music of his grandfather, legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes, who gave him his first set of drums at the age of 10. He took naturally to jazz as well as classical theory and percussion. Already one of New York's most in-demand young drummers at age 22, he has performed around the world with some of today's best known jazz artists, including Chick Corea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Natalie Cole, Clark Terry, Nicholas Payton, Christian Scott, John Patitucci, Wynton Marsalis and the [email protected] Orchestra, Cassandra Wilson, Terence Blanchard, Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Vijay Iyer, Roy Hargrove and many others.

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The Montreux Years

Label: BMG
Released: 2022
Track listing: Fingerprints; Bud Powell; Quartet No. 2 (Pt. 1); Interlude; Who’s Inside the Piano; Dignity; America (Continents Pt. 4); New Waltz.

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Article: Album Review

Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens: In Common III

Read "In Common III" reviewed by Chris May


The third iteration of tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III and guitarist Matthew Stevens' In Common project is another delightfully lyrical and inventive affair. Each of the albums presents Smith and Stevens in the company of a different three-piece rhythm section. The first had vibraphonist Joel Ross, bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Marcus Gilmore. The second had ...

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Article: In Pictures

Pat Metheny Trio at the Ferguson Center for the Arts

Read "Pat Metheny Trio at the Ferguson Center for the Arts" reviewed by Mark Robbins


Pat Metheny arrived at Newport News' Ferguson Center for the Arts on a cold and rainy Friday night to an audience willing to brave both the weather and Covid to hear live music again. Traveling with Metheny to promote his new album, Side-Eye NYC (Modern Recordings, 2021), was pianist/keyboardist/organist James Francies (who accompanies Metheny on the ...

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Somewhere Different

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Reclamation; Spirit U Will; Pretend; Somewhere Different; Love & Struggle; Beautiful Is Black; Olivia Benson; Tickled Pink.

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Y'all Don't (Really) Care About Black Women

Label: Verve Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: God Bless the Child; Perdido; Detour Ahead; All Africa (The Beat); The Music Is the Magic; Pay Black Women Interlude; Woman of the Ghetto; Jazz (Ain’t Nothing But Soul); Go Away Little Boy; What a Difference; Beginning to See the Light.

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Article: Live Review

Pat Metheny Side Eye at the Paramount Theatre

Read "Pat Metheny Side Eye at the Paramount Theatre" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Pat Metheny Side Eye Paramount Theatre Denver, CO October 9, 2021 Forrest Gump said life is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you'll get until you dive in. Pat Metheny is like that. His most popular confection, The Pat Metheny Group, could always be counted on for a sweet, ...

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Part 4: The Zildjian Legacy

Read "A Different Drummer, Part 4: The Zildjian Legacy" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


They are the oldest family-owned business in the world, recognized globally by musicians from every genre. The Avedis Zildjian Company—known simply as Zildjian —traces its history to the ancient cymbals of the Middle East and Asia. Almost four hundred years ago, Avedis, an Armenian metalsmith and alchemist in seventeenth-century Istanbul, discovered an alloy of tin, copper, ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

John Patitucci: The Quintessence of Acoustic and Electric

Read "John Patitucci: The Quintessence of Acoustic and Electric" reviewed by Jim Worsley


John Patitucci had his life's work in mind at age twelve, At a time when most of us were worried about junior high school and pimples, Patitucci concluded that he was to be a professional musician. This was no typical young boy fantasy of playing center field for the Yankees, being an astronaut, or even being ...

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Article: Album Review

Vijay Iyer: Uneasy

Read "Uneasy" reviewed by Scott Gudell


When Vijay Iyer signed to ECM Records in 2013, he joined a prestigious group of world-class musicians (including fellow pianist Keith Jarrett). With Uneasy, Iyer returns to familiar territory by leading a combo of bass, drums and piano. This album's trio can intuitively improvise and, with the revered pianist-composer at the helm, the music they present ...


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