Philip Booth

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08/14/14    Albums

Last Dance
Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden

[ Editor's note: This review was written and published in JazzTimes shortly before Charlie Haden's death. We've left it intact. ] So maybe this project should officially be known as the Standards Duo. Four years after old friends and onetime musical collaborators...

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08/08/14    Albums

Get Me Joe Beck
Joe Beck Trio

“My aim on the guitar is to try to get each chord to follow the preceding chord like it was meant to be there, and then sort of hint at what the next chord might be,” Joe Beck says, in one of several spoken introductions sprinkled throughout Get Me Joe Beck...

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05/26/14    Features

Nathan East: Consummate Sideman Releases Solo Debut

Busy bassist is more than "Lucky"

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04/20/14    Gearhead

GearHead: "Is That a Cello?"

Inside the plight of the touring acoustic bass player

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04/18/14    Albums

Modern American Music...Period! The Criteria Sessions
Jaco Pastorius

Modern American Music … Period! , released on CD, multicolored vinyl and via download, offers the unfettered 1974 Miami demo sessions for bassist Jaco Pastorius’ 1976 solo debut. These recordings, previously unissued in full, unedited form, have been in...

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01/15/14    Albums

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio
Gerry Gibbs/Ron Carter/Kenny Barron

For his seventh album as a leader, relatively unsung drummer Gerry “The Thrasher” Gibbs enlists two revered jazz veterans as rhythm-section partners, bassist Ron Carter and pianist Kenny Barron. Both were childhood heroes to Gibbs; he was 10, in 1974, when...

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01/04/14    Features

Spyro Gyra: Contemporary Casual

Celebrating a landmark anniversary with spontaneous, inspired sessions

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12/28/13    Albums

Live: SFJAZZ Center 2013--The Music of Chick Corea & New Compositions
SFJAZZ Collective

With its latest ambitious recording, the San Francisco-based SFJAZZ Collective celebrates another great composer (the group’s modus operandi), a new venue and a new addition to the band. Two years ago, the Collective saluted the music of Stevie Wonder with...

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12/25/13    Albums

Tightrope
3 Cohens

With earlier 3 Cohens albums titled Family , Braid and One , the Israeli-born siblings have always conveyed an appealing unity vibe: They’re tightly bound together by artistic creativity, spirit, blood and, at this stage of their careers, a desire to collaborate...

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12/15/13    Albums

Fight Song: A Tribute to Charles Mingus
No BS Brass!

Funky brass bands, heavy on the New Orleans street beat with jazz and rock variously interwoven into the mix, have regained a degree of cache, thanks to the likes of Rebirth, the Dirty Dozen and Trombone Shorty. Now here comes Richmond, Va.’s 11-piece No...

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11/20/13    Gearhead

Jimmy Cobb & Peter Erskine On Ride Cymbals

What to look for in jazz's essential cymbal

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10/24/13    Gearhead

GearHead: John Patitucci's New ebook and Online Lessons

Technology beyond technique

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10/08/13    Albums

The Sky Inside
Drew Gress

Well-traveled bassist Drew Gress, equally at home in new-music and straight-ahead environs, deploys on this project the same band heard on 2008’s The Irrational Numbers and 2005’s 7 Black Butterflies ; two of the group’s core players, saxophonist Tim Berne...

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10/05/13    Albums

Open Letter
Drye & Drye

Refreshing concept, smartly executed: Brooklyn-based trombonist Brian Drye and his father, baritone saxophonist Howard Drye (both hail from Rhode Island), team up for a double-album featuring original compositions honoring their various influences. The horns...

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09/20/13    Albums

Dirty Word
Dumpstaphunk

The New Orleans funk is steep and the let’s-all-get-along unity groove is deep on Dirty Word , the second full-length recording from a band that’s steadily evolved since its informal start a decade ago at Jazz Fest, as an all-star collective led by keyboardist...

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08/25/13    Albums

Pascal's Triangle
Pascal Le Boeuf

Pascal’s Triangle is probably located, very loosely, on that part of the jazz spectrum also occupied by the likes of e.s.t., the Bad Plus and trios led by Vijay Iyer and Robert Glasper. Pianist and composer Pascal Le Boeuf, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Justin...

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