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Oli Rockberger

NYC based, London born Singer/Songwriter and Pianist Oli Rockberger is winning wide acclaim for his 2005 Independent release "Hush Now"(project Co-Produced by Oli Rockberger and Jesse Hayes). Described by 'All About Jazz' as a "concise treasure rippling with hip pop & R&B harmonies laced with jazz devices" (Phil Di Pietro), this record was written, arranged, produced and recorded by Oli in his home studio, while living in Boston during 2004 and 2005. Over the course of the album's 8 songs "about love and longing for love" (Michelle Blumsack - STL PLAYBACK), Oli blends influences ranging from R&B, gospel, jazz and pop to form a sound that is truly his own

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Bansangu Orchestra: Bansangu Orchestra

Read "Bansangu Orchestra" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The eponymously titled Bansangu Orchestra is the brainchild of British saxophonist Paul Booth, guitarist Giorgio Serci and trumpeter Kevin Robinson. Booth, who is the band's musical director, has played and recorded with Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, and Snowboy, and from the jazz world, Michael Janisch, Sax Appeal, The Mike Garrick Big Band and Tim Garland's Northern ...

Sovereign

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Let's Stay Home; My Old Life; Is Anybody Out There?; Vertigo ; Right Through Me; Ridiculous; The Garden; Burned; Let Go; Justify.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Oli Rockberger: Sovereign

Read "Sovereign" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Undoubtedly, Berklee College of Music educated keyboardist and singer Oli Rockberger possesses a truly irresistible voice. True, his compositions and vocal style are vaguely reminiscent of Mose Allison, Georgie Fame and Sting (and, pray, is that a bad thing?); but there's definitely a uniqueness to the delivery of his attractive and memorable songs. He's lived in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ada Rovatti: Disguise

Read "Disguise" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

An initial spin of saxophonist Ada Rovatti's Disguise says she hasn't lost a step since 2009's The Green Factor (Piloo Records). There's still the judicious funk grooves, the tight arrangements, and catchy and distinctive melodies that make for an engaging and edifying listening experience. And she's still a wonderfully soulful saxophonist. These are quintet, ...

Take Five With Bassist Tim Paul Weiner

Read "Take Five With Bassist Tim Paul Weiner" reviewed by Tim Paul Weiner

Meet Tim Paul Weiner: Tim Paul Weiner is a freelance bassist, songwriter, and composer living in Boston, MA. His early musical career was spent between Los Angeles and the Midwest before moving to the east coast in 2000. He is a Fodera artist and a Berklee College of Music Film Scoring graduate. He received his ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Read "The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion" reviewed by John Kelman

With the tragic passing of Michael Brecker in 2007 at the all-too-young age of 57, it seemed that the flagship group the Brecker Brothers, co-led by the saxophonist with his trumpet-wielding older brother Randy, was also to be a thing of the past. But some things never die; as it was, during the saxophonist's lifetime, the ...

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Piloo Records To Release CD/DVD Set Randy Brecker's The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Piloo Records To Release CD/DVD Set Randy Brecker's The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

AVAILABLE ONLINE SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 AVAILABLE IN STORES OCTOBER 8, 2013 Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, trumpeter Randy Brecker and his younger, sax-playing brother Michael helped define a sub-genre by blending sophisticated jazz harmonies and searing solos with slamming funk grooves and a visceral energy that grabbed rock ears. The Philly-born Brecker Brothers set ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Oli Rockberger With New Solo Album

Whether you first discover Oli Rockberger through his work as a singer-songwriter, producer, arranger, keys sideman, or as one third of acclaimed band/production team Mister Barrington, you’ll find a distinctive musical voice running through the rich and varied work he does. Londoner Rockberger, who currently lives in NY, first came to the US on a Full ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Complete Arista Albums Collection

Read "The Complete Arista Albums Collection" reviewed by John Kelman

When fusion first emerged in the late 1960s/early '70s with artists like trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Chick Corea and guitarist John McLaughlin, the emphasis was on guitar and keyboard heavy lineups like Return to Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra, with an equally strong predilection for the intensity and volume of rock and a kind of thundering funk ...


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