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Nasheet Waits


Nasheet Waits, drummer/music educator, is a New York native. His interest in playing the drums was encouraged by his father, legendary percussionist, Frederick Waits. Over the course of his career, Freddie Waits played with such legendary artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, McCoy Tyner, and countless others. Freddie Waits Nasheet’s college education began at Morehouse in Atlanta, GA, where he majored in Psychology and History. Deciding that music would be his main focus, he continued his college studies in New York at Long Island University, where he graduated with honors, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Music


Rare Metals

Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2011
Track listing: Town Hall; Night Growl; Lush Life; Thread; Safeway; My Old Sign.


Blues Variant

Label: Criss Cross
Released: 2023
Track listing: Blues Variant; Saqqara; High Or Booze; The Healing Power Of GRITS; Eye Of The Hurricane; The Water Spirit Brought Us, The Water Spirit Will Take Us Home; Gather Power; Improvisation; Cycle Song; Year Of The Ox.



Label: Brother Mister Productions
Released: 2023
Track listing: Head Bedlam; Prime; Moonchild; Obsequiois; The Lurkers; The Good Life; Dolphy Dust; East Broadway Rubdown.


Organ Monk Going Home

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Who Knows; Evidence; San Francisco Holiday; Brilliant Corners; Gallop’s Gallop; Two Timer; Brake’s Sake; Jaclyn’s Eyes.

Article: Live Review

Mantova Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Mantova Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Mantova Jazz Festival Mantova, vari luoghi 13.10-10.11.2023 Giunto alla 43ma edizione, il jazz festival di Mantova continua a dimostrarsi attento agli sviluppi del jazz contemporaneo con programmi autorevolmente attrattivi, che presentano il meglio del panorama internazionale senza dimenticare i talenti locali. L'idea di fondo che ha guidato ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kenneth Jimenez, Jure Pukl, Pyramid Trio & Taiko Saito

Read "Kenneth Jimenez, Jure Pukl, Pyramid Trio & Taiko Saito" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

A pair of excellent quartet releases jump off the page in this edition of One Man's Jazz. Bassist Kenneth Jimenez, with Angelica Sanchez, Hery Paz and Gerald Cleaver, and saxophonist Jure Pukl with Joe Sanders, Peter Evans and Nasheet Waits, create some wonderful contemporary improvisation on their latest projects. NoBusiness Records has a winner in Visitation ...


Article: Album Review

Gregory Lewis: Organ Monk Going Home

Read "Organ Monk Going Home" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Imagine Thelonious Monk playing not piano but organ. Not easy to visualize, but that is the concept Gregory Lewis wishes to present on Organ Monk Going Home, the “home" in this instance exemplifying not a physical space where one goes to rest and refresh the soul but a metaphorical creation of the mind whose images are ...


Article: Play This!

Michelle Lordi: Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Read "Michelle Lordi: Only Love Can Break Your Heart" reviewed by John Chacona

"Only Love Can Break Your Heart," a minor 1970 Neil Young hit, was ostensibly written for Graham Nash after the latter's split from Joni Mitchell (a claim Young later walked back), a breakup song then. It's a lilting waltz with a simple melody more sweet than sad. Cycling eight-bar verse and chorus sections without a bridge ...

Article: Live Review

Dave Holland New Quartet alla Casa del Jazz

Read "Dave Holland New Quartet alla Casa del Jazz" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Dave Holland New Quartet Casa del Jazz Roma 17.7.2023 Un altro nome di rilievo nel programma dei concerti estivi alla Cassa del Jazz è stato quello del contrabbassista Dave Holland, un gigante del proprio strumento e tra i protagonisti assoluti del jazz per oltre 50 anni, che si è esibito ...


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