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A great review of the new one from Behn Gillece “Walk Of Fire”

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Vibraphonist Behn Gillece has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene for the past decade, notably in his project with one of this era’s great tenor sax player/composers, Ken Fowser. Gillece also has a cooker of a new album, Walk Of Fire due out mid-month from Posi-Tone Records and a show coming up on August 5 at 10:30 PM at his Manhattan home base, Smalls. Cover is the usual $20. This is the ...Read More

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August 4th, 2017 at 10:23 am

The Way Walt Weiskopf Plays It

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One of the musical highlights in a Wisconsin summer full of them is the scheduled appearance of Steely Dan and Steve Winwood at the BMO Harris Pavilion in Milwaukee on July 16th. The Inquisition suspects that there are many upsides to being Donald Fagen and Walter Becker; one is that after four decades of critical acclaim and multi-platinum albums including Grammy Best Album-winning “Two Against ...Read More

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July 18th, 2016 at 12:53 am

Something Else gives us a view of “The Way You Say It” by Walt Weisfopf

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Walt Weiskopf wrote the book on jazz harmonics and improvisation…actually about ten of so books on those topics. But the best demonstration of his firm grasp on the building blocks for good jazz rests in his records, and his fifteenth one, The Way You Say It (April 8, 2016, Posi-Tone Records), is the latest chapter of his recorded book of work.   No matter how much Walt Weiskopf mixes thing ...Read More

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June 24th, 2016 at 9:03 am

Saxophone Today reviews Walt Weiskopf’s “The Way You Say It”

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Saxophonist and composer Walt Weiskopf has been a major contributor in the New York (which is to say, world-wide) jazz scene since the early 1980s. After completing studies at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, Weiskopf joined the Buddy Rich Big Band followed by a fourteen-year tenure with the Toshiko Akiyoshi big band. During his time with Akiyoshi and beyond, Weiskopf began recording his o ...Read More

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June 14th, 2016 at 11:03 am

New York City Jazz Record know it’s “The Way You Say It” by Walt Weiskopf

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With over three-and-a-half decades in the New York jazz scene, beginning with Buddy Rich and Toshiko Akiyoshi, Walt Weiskopf is long established as a hard-blowing tenor saxophonist and creative composer. Accompanied by Charette, up-and-coming vibraphonist Behn Gillece and Steve Fidyk, most of The Way You Say It focuses on Weiskopf’s potent originals, starting with the percolating blues “Coffee ...Read More

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May 29th, 2016 at 5:20 pm

All About Jazz talks with Walt Weiskopf about his career, past and present

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What is it that drives Walt Weiskopf? It’s all about the music, all about the sound. He’s reached a large audience in ten years of touring with Steely Dan. He’s written a half dozen books on jazz improvisation techniques and methods, and he’s taught at the Eastman School of Music, Temple University and New Jersey City University, where he now heads the jazz program. We find ...Read More

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April 11th, 2016 at 10:14 am

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Dusted In Exile reviews the new one from Walt Weiskopf

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Calling Coltrane an influence is an exercise in stating the obvious for most saxophonists under the age of sixty. The undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the horn still exerts a seismic impact so vast as to be nearly indelible. Tenorist Walt Weiskopf is one of the multitude who came under the Coltrane thrall early in his artistic inquiry, but like the best of that number he’s been able to wrestle ...Read More

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March 29th, 2016 at 10:49 am

Thanks to All About Jazz for the great review of “The Way You Say It” by Walt Weiskopf

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Do jazz jukeboxes exist? I’m not referring to an online streaming service that tells you what to like. I’m talking about a mechanical box in a roadhouse you put money in, and everyone in the joint listens to your selections. If there are such establishments with said jukeboxes, I’m certain customers would select WW1, WW2, WW3, et cetera, for most of the tracks on Walt Weiskopf ...Read More

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March 29th, 2016 at 10:45 am

Dusted in Exile reviews the new Walt Weiskopf CD….

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http://dustedmagazine.tumblr.com         Times have long been tough for the Coltrane and Rollins-smitten tenorist. First there exists the sheer volume of peers to contend with, each jockeying for a share of a dwindling listenership that can easily eschew their facsimile sounds for the source. Then there’s the challenge of adapting the masters’ vocabularies in a manner that ...Read More

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July 13th, 2015 at 6:11 pm

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Doug Webb “Triple Play” review by David Orthmann…

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          www.allaboutjazz.com As tempting as it is to simply consign a blowing session label toTriple Play, a three tenor saxophone plus rhythm date led byDoug Webb, there’s ample evidence that something more disciplined and structured is afoot. For one thing, eight of the disc’s eleven tracks are under six minutes—in other words, there’s not a lot of ...Read More

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June 18th, 2015 at 11:40 am