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Bruce Ditmas: What If

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MSRP: $14.98
Price: $9.98
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Item Number: 7710072
Artist: Ditmas, Bruce
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On this CD, Bruce Ditmas: What If, Jazz drummer Bruce Ditmas has (as geniuses as diverse as Gil Evans, the Brecker Brothers, Paul Bley, Pat Metheny, & Barbara Streisand can attest) "live time": you just can't sit still when he plays the drums. His debut as a leader, this album features the acclaimed drummer alongside John Abercrombie (guitar), Paul Bley (piano/synth), Dominic Richards (bass), & Sam Rivers (saxophone), creating music that is both is forward-looking and respectful to every Jazz epoch.

 

"4 Stars…striking, colorful music"                 - Downbeat Magazine

 

 

"4 ½ Stars …A monster of a disc…challenging, wide-open

but well thought-out music."                            - Buffalo News

 

Whether playing behind Judy Garland, alongside Jaco Pastorius, or orchestrating the music to the Patricia Burgess Opera The Dream of Four Directions, Bruce Ditmas creates both electrifying, propelling rhythms, as well as imaginative and cerebral compositions. On this exciting CD from the Postcards label, Bruce Ditmas: What If (also available for download), the Jazz drummer and his group of accomplished sidemen swing like mad throughout, and visit some extraordinarily compelling and vivid musical vistas along the way.

 

Song Selection:

 

1. Island Seven
2. What If
3. Clever Conversation
4. 3348: Big Easy A. Deep Blue Sleep
5. 3348: Big Easy B. Thursday Nite Special
6. 3348: Big Easy C. Voodoo Street Beat
7. Pulp
8. Power Surge
9. Don't Wake Me

Bruce Ditmas - drums
John Abercrombie - guitars
Paul Bley - piano & synthesizers
Dominic Richards - bass
Sam Rivers - tenor & soprano saxes

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