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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Oz Noy, Ben Wendel, John Scofield, Garaj Mahal and More

Read "Oz Noy, Ben Wendel, John Scofield, Garaj Mahal and More" reviewed by Len Davis


Playlist The Backstage “Can I Get Your Number" from Isolation (Reingold Records) 00:00 Morten Schanz “Martial Arts" from Godspeed (Edition) 06:28 Ben Wendel “Drawn Away" from High Heart (Edition) 12:57 CAB “The Prankster" from Theatre de Marionettes (Brunel Music) 19:26 Garaj Mahal “Witch Doctor" from More Mr Nice Guy (Owlstudios.com) 25:54 Oz Noy “Booga Looga Loo" ...

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Vitalive!

Label: Drum Legacy Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: One Flight Up; Looks Bad, Feels Good; Jave and a Nail; (What Lies) Beyond; I Should Care; Mac Attack; Johnny Cat; The Perfect Date; Island Holiday; Europa (Earth's Cry - Heaven's Smile); Mac Attack (bonus track).

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Article: Album Review

Steve Smith and Vital Information: Vitalive!

Read "Vitalive!" reviewed by John Kelman


Recorded on tour in 1988 and originally released in 1991, Vitalive! is, in the words of drummer Steve Smith, “the most 'jazz' version of Vital Information to date." It would be easy to argue with Smith, even though he's the group's leader, that VI has always been a jazz band, as evidenced by Come On In ...

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Article: Album Review

GHS: The Best of GHS

Read "The Best of GHS" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


GHS is almost like listening to The Police without a human voice. The letters are the initials guitarist Frank Gambale, bassist Stu Hamm, and drummer Steve Smith. GHS is the anti-smooth ensemble from Tone Center Records. Their intent was to represent music fans who wanted more improvisation and more interaction among the players. Gambale ...

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Come On In

Label: Intuition Music
Released: 2004

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Article: Album Review

Vital Information: Show 'Em Where You Live

Read "Show 'Em Where You Live" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Founded by all-world drummer, Steve Smith back in the 80’s, “Vital Information” celebrates its tenth recording with a slightly organic vibe as these superb musicians delve into a variety of formats. The keyword here is groove, as these stylists (and frequent poll winners) align their wares for a group sound that has become easily identifiable! A ...

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Article: Album Review

Vital Information: Show 'Em Where You Live

Read "Show 'Em Where You Live" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Founded by all-world drummer Steve Smith back in the 80’s, Vital Information celebrates its tenth recording with a slightly organic vibe as these superb musicians delve into a variety of formats. The keyword here is groove, as these stylists (and frequent poll winners) align their wares for a group sound that has become easily identifiable! On ...

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Show 'Em Where You Live

Label: Intuition Music
Released: 2001

Album

Ray Of Hope

Label: Intuition Music
Released: 2001


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