All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: The Story

Results for "The Story"

Advanced search options

The Story

.. THE STORY "Music is not only a collection of sound/It is a collection of thought/but not only is it a collection of thought/It is the story of our lives" The Story is an exciting and unique band that consists of an international core ensemble of five talented musicians performing in New York City, Canada, and Europe. Lars Dietrich , a renowned alto saxophonist from Amsterdam, has many accolades in the jazz world including competition awards in Holland and for Down Beat Magazine. He has also performed with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Joe Lovano. Samir Zarif is an extraordinary tenor saxophonist hailing originally from Houston, Texas

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Samir Zarif: Starting Point

Read "Starting Point" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Among the many new voices with something unique to say, Texas-born saxophonist Samir Zarif's Starting Point is as fresh a debut as they come. A member of the internationally acclaimed group The Story--whose names include rising stars, pianist John Escreet and saxophonist Lars Dietrich--Zarif also contributed to singer Maria Neckam's memorable Deeper (Sunnyside, 2010). In both ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Story Canada Tour January 2011

The Story Canada Tour January 2011

We are happy to announce that The Story will be touring Ontario and Quebec at the end of January 2011. Here are the dates: January 24th NAC 4th Stage, Ottawa, Ontario 7:30PM January 26th The REX, Toronto, Ontario 9:30PM January 27th York University Clinic, Toronto, Ontario 12:30PM January 27th The REX, Toronto, Ontario 9:30PM January 28th ...

The Story

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010
Track listing: Misconception of Life and Death; Regen Staat; Darkness Before the Dawn; One Essential Phrase; One Two Three; Influence; Constant Struggle; Gullin Bursti.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Story: The Story

Read "The Story" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

From its opening notes to the stop-on-a-dime ending, this debut album is an exhilarating shot in the solar plexus. A talented quintet serves up a diverse roster of tunes daring in both imagination and execution. Pianist John Escreet uses his repeated eight-note figure in the song “Misconception of Life and Death" as a ...

The Story

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009
Track listing: Misconception of Life and Death; Regen Staat; Darkness Before the Dawn; One Essential Phrase; One Two Three; Influence; Constant Struggle; Gullin Bursti.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lars Dietrich: Breek De Grond

Read "Breek De Grond" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

A member of the stellar young jazz group called The Story, Amsterdam/New York saxophonist, Lars Dietrich delivers this fine debut which displays his acumen as a leader and composer. The young alto saxophonist earned a reputation in The Netherlands with local musicians and also impressed Herbie Hancock with his compositional skills when the two performed together ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Story: The Story

Read "The Story" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The Story is the real life debut of an exciting new collaborative that is set to make its mark on the jazz world. Invigorated by a young quintet of extremely talented international members--saxophonists Lars Dietrich (Holland) and Samir Zarif (United States), drummer Greg Ritchie, bassist Zack Lober (Canada), and pianist John Escreet (United Kingdom), this eponymous ...

The Story

Label: Blue Note
Released: 2007

The Story

Label: Nimbus West Records
Released: 1975


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by MCG Jazz.
Publisher's Desk
All About Jazz... Looking Good... Again!
Read on.

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.