Label: Hypnote Records
Released: 2018 Track listing: O1: Origami
02: Saint Josse
03: After The Storm
04: Misterioso (T. Monk)
05: Today's Opinion
06: Juju (W. Shorter)
07: For All We Know (F. Karlin, R. Royer, J. Griffin)
08: Windows (C. Corea)
I like the sense of purpose and accomplishment of this effort by pianist/composer Paul Serrato and his group on seven compositions, all original except for Miles Davis' Solar." Serrato is a midwesterner transplanted to the New York music scene and has developed an effective sound in which the Latin percussion of Henry Morales on conga and ...
Label: Songlines Recordings
Released: 2001 Track listing: DNA; Douce Dame Jolie; None Of The Above; Origami; Static Still; Alloy; I Remember You; Like Brother And Sister; Nova Scotia; An Den Kleinen Radioappart; Without Sky; Rhombicosidodecahedron; Life Is a Bowl Of Cherries
The question of classification in music today begs for Duke Ellington’s denotation of music and musicians as ‘beyond category.’ Maybe we should give up deciding, as with the music of Theo Bleckmann, whether this music is jazz and get on with the task of concluding it far and beyond category. As a vocalist and composer the ...
Jazz needs more vocalists like Theo Bleckmann. Bleckmann skirts the well-worn path of the standards repertoire, preferring instead to stick with original or group compositions and pieces off the beaten track. He avoids any ostentatious displays of virtuosity. And he liberates a distinctly legato, thick-hued delivery (of great range) which lends itself well to the pastoral ...
Let me begin this review by telling you the circumstances in which I had the opportunity to see Theo Bleckmann in concert. I've always had a lot of luck winning contests, and in this case, me and my girlfriend found ourselves in New York City because of a contest that I won in Las Vegas last ...
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