Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned
and respected drummers, whose style not only
reflects his technical gift but also his distinct
musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or
Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity
to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion
STEVE GADD BAND
“Is Steve Gadd the most influential drummer of
all time? Could be. Along with Ringo Starr (with whom he's played
alongside and counts as a friend), he's one of the few sticks
men whose licks and patterns have been scrutinized, emulated and
downright ripped-off by millions of drummers across the globe.”
Four-time Grammy winner, Lenny White, co-created
some of the most influential music over the past
four decades and collaborated with some of jazz
music’s greatest artists.
Freddie Hubband, Ron Carter and Joe Henderson. Along
with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, he
helped define Jazz-Fusion with the Grammy Award
winning group ‘Return to Forever.”
Alternating between drummer and producer, Lenny is
always on the cutting edge. His producing talents
have been sampled by Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Diane
Reeves, Rachelle Ferelle and Marlena Shaw to name
but a few - as well as ‘Pieces of a Dream’ with
Grover Washington, Gato Barbieri, Wayne Shorter,
Wallace Roney and hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane.
CHRIS MINH DOKY’S NOMADS
Dean Brown, George Whitty, Chris Minh Doky, Dave Weckl
For more than two decades Denmark’s knighted and renowned
bassist Chris Minh Doky has been recognized as an original master of
the upright bass. Technical brilliance delivered with personal
passion prompted DownBeat magazine to write:
" ... there is a
softness and crisp clarity that is very different from the sound
others derive from the acoustic instrument” and JazzTimes to augment
with "A powerful bassist...superb technique."
Over the course of an extraordinarily diverse
career that has made him a first call musician in
the realms of jazz, pop and the studio worlds,
multi-woodwind specialist Bob Sheppard has always
let his array of saxophones, flutes and clarinets do
Superstar names highlight his resume,
and jazz critics have been raving about him as both
a sideman and leader for years, but such praise is
simply a byproduct of Sheppard´s years of steady
work and dedication to his craft - a tradition that
continues on Close Your Eyes, his latest and recent
debut CD for the BFM Jazz label.
John Daversa is a versatile
and internationally respected performer
(Trumpet/EVI), composer, arranger, producer,
bandleader, educator, and BFM Jazz recording artist.
He is a winner of the Herb Alpert Award, David Joel
Miller Award, the National Trumpet Competition, the
ITG Jazz Soloist Competition, and was a finalist in
the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.
It seems as if
everyone has heard of Gypsy Tango these days but this genre did not
exist until ZUM created it in 2001.
A gypsy-tango heartbeat runs
through everything ZUM does, as you would expect from the musicians
who stole the music from the bordellos of Buenos Aires and the
backstreets of Eastern Europe to create gypsy-tango itself!
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