Instruments: Guitar, Saxophone, Bass, Drums
Genre: Jazz, Fusion
Territories: at, de, ch
Availability: 2020: nov
One of the great jazz guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has the unique ability to play with the finesse and lyricism of Jim Hall, the driving swing of Wes Montgomery and the turbulent, overdriven attack of Jimi Hendrix. Growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, Stern revered all three of those guitar immortals, along with such potent blues guitarists as Albert and B.B. King. Aspects of those seminal influences can be heard in his playing on the 18 recordings he has released as a leader or in his acclaimed sideman work for Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, the Brecker Brothers, Jaco Pastorius, Steps Ahead, David Sanborn, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Joe Henderson and the all-star Four Generations of Miles band.
Keith Carlock is a professional drummer currently residing in New York City, NY and
He has recorded and/or toured with such musical luminaries as John Mayer, Sting, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Diana Ross, Faith Hill, The Blues Brothers Band, Mike Stern, Leni Stern, David Johansen and the Harry Smiths, Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Wayne Krantz, Rudder, Harry Belafonte, Oz Noy, Larry Carlton, Clay Aiken, Rascal Flatts, Paula Abdul and Grover Washington, Jr, to name a few.
“Within one bar of the groove, I can tell it's Keith. There's nobody out there who sounds like him.” - Oz Noy
Keith was recently voted number 1 Pop drummer, number 1 Fusion drummer, and number 1 Best All-Around drummer in Modern Drummer's 2009 Readers Poll and would like to thank all that voted!
“When Keith plays he's not mathematical. He's very spiritual. He's as advanced technically as anyone I've ever played with, but his technique always serves the music.” - Wayne Krantz
Keith's first ever instructional DVD is now out with Hudson Music! It's entitled "Keith Carlock- The Big Picture: Phrasing, Iimprovisation, Style, & Technique), and you should get your copy now!!!
Keith endorses Gretsch drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo heads, DW pedals, Vic Firth sticks, LP (Latin Percussion), Earthworks Microphones, and Factory Metal Percussion gear.
Tom Kennedy is an accomplished touring and studio musician who ranks as one of the top acoustic and electric bass players in the world. His credits include performances and recordings with both mainstream legends and leading contemporary players. Tom’s musical roots are with the acoustic bass, an instrument he started playing at age 9 and took to so naturally that within a few years he was performing with internationally known players such as Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Nat Adderly, Sonny Stitt and Stan Kenton.
At age 17, Tom would create a musical alter ego when he began playing the electric bass. Intrigued by the endless possibilities of the instrument, he began developing his now signature style best described as deep, soulful grooves merging seamlessly into acrobatic, horn-like soloing
Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band
Nicolas Viccaro & Tom Kennedy