Karl Stober

Karl Stober

One may not consider the vibraphone a romantic jazz tool but it truly can be and is in the hands of the likes of Lionel Hampton, Cal Tjader and currently Bob Masteller. …
Depict if you can, the flow of raging rapids as it journeys through a mountains demanding ravines. It’s with that same natural poetic ecstasy that the hands of Gene Ess …
Paris alleyways guiding a seductive rendezvous, as romance is served up at the local café are all seductive stimuli when the tone of Dee Dee Bridgewater vocally introduc…
Refined sultry tones that melt even the most chilling winter eve are what may be waiting for some jazz fans under their holiday fur in 2005. A seasoned voice with the hy…
Crisp and charismatic tones often single out a select vocalist from any genre. The delivery and clarity of a melody is so vital to the feel of a tune. However, these qua…
Take the A-Train to those thrilling days of yesteryear when music warranted respect and the artists were craft driven, rather than some of those who are economically. It…
Traveling the independent circuit many times than not offers struggles for an artist with their talent, as the road becomes a tedious one. From bar to patronless lounges…
Laced with the sounds of Monk, Coltrane, Shorter, and others like them, alone, would make for an interesting instrumental spin. However, add the original experiments of …
Something just seems to solidify and ignite the atmosphere when the saxophone opens it valves and plays the passions from a master who orchestrates its tones. So diverse…
Jazz is unique in the way it’s like a map, it has so many directions an artist can take and follow. For some the degree of chance in changing direction is a calculated r…