miércoles, 24 de septiembre de 2014

DAVE WECKL ACOUSTIC BAND - OF THE SAME MIND (2014)


Source: Drummerszone

The all-new Dave Weckl Acoustic Band has released its first album: 'Of The Same Mind'. The band features Tom Kennedy (upright electric bass), Gary Meek (saxophone) and Makoto Ozone (piano/Rhodes/B3). The music was recorded in just two days at Sunset Sound in Hollywood. 'Of The Same Mind' is a collection of nine tunes, mixing jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms.
The story of the album is as follows: the Dave Weckl Acoustic Band represents the realization of a dream. In 2013, while touring with Mike Stern, Dave was reintroduced to playing with the amazing Makoto Ozone. Dave met Makoto in the '80s, and Makoto blew Dave away during this tour!
 
Each night, Mike would give some space for Dave, Makoto, and Tom Kennedy to improvise a song. The guys would take this opportunity to really stretch out! The chemistry was amazing.
At some point, Mike would start to noodle on his guitar; to come back in and continue the show. But the trio was having so much fun! So, one night, Dave yelled "stay out!" to Mike while the trio was jamming. That little jam became a song on this record - and it is aptly titled Stay Out. :)
This record is loaded with straight ahead jazz, a little funk, a little Latin, and more.


What Happened to My Good Shoes - 8:11
Something's Happening - 6:16
Songo Mikele - 9:40
Stay Out - 8:49
Koolz - 7:11
Stella On the Stairs - 6:29
Pacific Grove Fog - 7:24
Agua De La Musica - 6:17
All Blues – 9:44


Dave Weckl (drums)
Tom Kennedy (upright electric bass)
Gary Meek (saxophone)
Makoto Ozone (piano/Rhodes/B3)


"The most important thing I look for in a musician,
 is whether he knows how to listen."
  - Duke Ellington - 



GAB

The all-new Dave Weckl Acoustic Band has released its first album: 'Of The Same Mind'. The band features Tom Kennedy (upright electric bass), Gary Meek (saxophone) and Makoto Ozone (piano/Rhodes/B3). The music was recorded in just two days at Sunset Sound in Hollywood. 'Of The Same Mind' is a collection of nine tunes, mixing jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms. The album is available as a cd or download.

The story of the album is as follows:
The Dave Weckl Acoustic Band represents the realization of a dream. In 2013, while touring with Mike Stern, Dave was reintroduced to playing with the amazing Makoto Ozone. Dave met Makoto in the '80s, and Makoto blew Dave away during this tour!

Each night, Mike would give some space for Dave, Makoto, and Tom Kennedy to improvise a song. The guys would take this opportunity to really stretch out! The chemistry was amazing.

At some point, Mike would start to noodle on his guitar; to come back in and continue the show. But the trio was having so much fun! So, one night, Dave yelled "stay out!" to Mike while the trio was jamming. That little jam became a song on this record - and it is aptly titled Stay Out. :)

This record is loaded with straight ahead jazz, a little funk, a little Latin, and more.
- See more at: http://www.drummerszone.com/news/article/artist-news-1-12894/1/dave-weckl-releases-%27of-the-same-mind%27#sthash.PFJ603QR.dpuf
 

Bob Mintzer Big Band - Only in New York (1994)


Tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer recruited some of the best available jazz musicians in the Big Apple for these 1993 studio sessions, which focus mostly on his originals. The driving opener is "Treasure Hunt," though the tenor sax solo is by Bob Malach rather than the leader. Mintzer switches to bass clarinet for the adventurous "Modern Day Tuba," though the instrument sounds as if it has been electronically altered, as the normally woody tone seems a bit tinny. 

The leader adds a surprise by singing his hip "TV Blues," which features the underrated pianist Phil Markowitz to good effect. The leader is the only soloist on the majestic, richly textured "What Might Have Been." The one standard is a breezy arrangement of "I Want to Be Happy" that adds a Latin undercurrent and showcases trumpeter Tim Hagens and alto saxophonist Pete Yellin. Recommended.




01.- Treasure Hunt
02.- Modern Day Tuba
03.- TV Blues
04.- Relentless
05.- What Might Have Been
06.- Good Morning, Good Day. Good Night
07.- I Want To Be Happy
08.- Brotherhood
09.- Life Of  The Party
10.- Life With Thilo

Saxophones: Bob Mintzer, Lawrence Feldman, Bob Malach. Pete Yellin, Roger Rosenberg
Trumpets / Flugelhorns: Marvin Stamm, Laurie Frink, Tim Hagens, Bob Millikan, Ron Tooley
Trombones: Keith O’Quin, Mike Davis, Dave Panichi, Dave Taylor
Piano: Phil Markowitz
Bass: Jay Anderson
Drums: John Riley
Bass Clarinet (track 2): Bob Mintzer
Vocal (track 3): Bob Mintzer

Recorded on November 20 and 21 1993, Stamford


JR