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Terry Plumeri's innovative style of bowing jazz solos on the acoustic bass has garnered comments like "Stunning... a very high level of music..." from the Washington Post. "Terry Plumeri's bowed bass work is endlessly compelling" from All About Jazz. "Extraordinary bowing facility" from Jazz Improv Magazine. In speaking about his latest jazz release Blue In Green, Jazz Improv Magazine has said “The performances and solo improvisations on the parts of Terry Plumeri on bass, David Goldblatt on piano and Joe La Barbera on drums are outstanding. Blue In Green is an album bubbling with creativity, interactivity, magnificent improvisations, and the combined experience, sensitivity, and desire of three consummate musicians performing eight essential pieces from the jazz and standard repertoire

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Tri-C JazzFest Announces Lineup for 2020 Virtual Festival

Tri-C JazzFest Announces Lineup for 2020 Virtual Festival

Tri-C JazzFest The best of Northeast Ohio’s jazz talent will be livestreamed over two summer nights in a virtual edition of the 41st annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank. More than a dozen acts in a lineup announced today promise to keep the music pumping during this free event Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joel Harrison: Mother Stump

Read "Mother Stump" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Given his proclivity for wildly eclectic, big-concept musical projects featuring improbable combinations of multi-ethnic instrumentalists, Joel Harrison is about the last guitarist I'd expect to record a funky slab of power-trio jazz-rock-funk fusion. Across the board, his guitaristic skills have taken a back seat to compositional concerns and rich, detailed arrangements. Yet, here is Mother Stump, ...

Water Garden

Label: GMMC Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Bornless One; Ongoing; Gypsy; Water Garden; Laura Rose; Two Poems for Dances: Rush Hour; Two Poems for Dances: Dusk.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Terry Plumeri: Water Garden

Read "Water Garden" reviewed by John Kelman

With the compelling, largely free-blowing 1971 session He Who Lives In Many Places (GMMC Records) finally issued on CD in 2006, Water Garden rights a similar wrong for Terry Plumeri, an overlooked bassist if ever there was one. Recorded five years later, Water Garden was an even more ambitious date that brought back guitarist John Abercrombie ...

He Who Lives in Many Places

Label: GMMC Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Underwater; He Who Lives in Many Places; Timeworn; Dayspring America; Bees.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Terry Plumeri: He Who Lives in Many Places

Read "He Who Lives in Many Places" reviewed by John Kelman

There's no shortage of jazz bassists possessing distinctive voices with a bow. Few, however, have made Arco (the fine art of bowing the double-bass) their primary focus, with the exception of Terry Plumeri. Plumeri's never achieved his due in the jazz world, to some extent due to his parallel work in other spheres--scoring for film, classical ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Bassist/Composer Terry Plumeri Interviewed at AAJ

Bassist/Composer Terry Plumeri Interviewed at AAJ

Bassist Terry Plumeri wears several hats and wears them well. He has scored films, written his own symphonic tone poems, conducted symphonic orchestras all over the world and worked with some of the top names in jazz. AAJ contributor Maxwell Chandler spoke at length with Plumeri, covering his film, classical and jazz work, including his recently-reissued ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Terry Plumeri: Singing Strings

Read "Terry Plumeri: Singing Strings" reviewed by Maxwell Chandler

Bassist Terry Plumeri wears several hats and wears them well. He has scored films, written his own symphonic tone poems, conducted symphonic orchestras all over the world and worked with some of the top names in jazz. Chapter Index Conducting and Tchaikovsky Tone Poems Film Scores Jazz Conducting and Tchaikovsky ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Terry Plumeri: He Who Lives in Many Places

Read "He Who Lives in Many Places" reviewed by John Barron

Noted composer of film music, orchestral conductor and bassist extraordinaire Terry Plumeri made his debut as a jazz artist in 1971 with the now landmark release He Who Lives in Many Places. Newly re-mastered and re-issued, the ground breaking session from the fusion-era features an all-star cast consisting of pianist Herbie Hancock, guitarist John Abercrombie, drummer ...


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