Brian S. Lunde

Brian S. Lunde

Bobby Lewis defines groove as follows: "to enjoy oneself intensely; to interact harmoniously; a pronounced enjoyable rhythm; and an exciting experience." A musician with "i…
Willie Pickens turned 75 in April of 2006, but don't let his age fool you; this music is fresh and very much alive. And don't let the idea of "sacred music in a jazz settin…
While American audiences are probably not familiar with Joe Haider, he is no newcomer to jazz. To get an idea of how seasoned Joe Haider is, the last record he made under h…
This is the sophomore release from Ted Hogarth, but the debut for the Ted Hogarth Collective, his new ensemble format. A long-time member of the powerful Chicago Jazz Ensem…
While jazz is still rightly described as a uniquely American art form, the fact that it is now a fully international musical language is evidenced brilliantly by Yoko Miwa,…
Rene Sandoval, born in Chile but now a resident in Sweden, is likely an unfamiliar name to American jazz audiences. The Rene Sandoval 4 debut release Action / Reaction
29.01.2011

Marcus Miller

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
A pro bass guitar player since the age of fifteen, 43-year old Marcus Miller has worked with a who’s who of jazz, fusion, pop, R&B, funk, and otherwise-you-name-it musical categories. Let’s take a quick sampling: Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Grover Washington Jr., McCoy Tyner, Randy Brecker, Luther Vandross, Kirk Whalum, David Sanborn, Lonnie Liston Smith, LL Cool J, Jay Z... the list goes on. Tell me you don’t have to be an incredibly solid, versatile player with scary chops to pla …
29.01.2011

Claire Daly

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Claire Daly may be a "new" name in jazz, but she’s hardly new to the music scene she’s been at it for nearly 30 years now. Daly’s accumulated a stunning array of compliments from the press. Like most professional musicians, she’s had to play her share of "pay the rent" gigs, but she’s never lost her heart for jazz. Daly’s discography as a leader began with the release of Swing Low on Koch Jazz in 1999, followed by her most recent release, Movin’ On (also on Koch, 2001). Indeed, Cla …
29.01.2011

David Weiss

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
David Weiss is a jazz trumpeter - and happy to be known that way. But don't try to force him into either the hard bop or avant-garde fields. When it comes to his favorite musical pastures, Weiss is squarely on the fence between the two or Walkin’ the Line, as the inspired title of one of his recent CDs puts it and he’s quite happy to be there.

Listen to his latest release, Breathing Room, and you’ll understand what he means. This is real jazz, eminently listenable, but it’s not …

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