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New Walt Weiskopf album is uplifting and energizing

Walt Weiskopf is a jazz saxophonist/composer who recently released a new album, European Quartet. This beautiful record features seven new tracks, including opening number "Kma." The latter immediately ignites the listener's heart and mind with energy, due to its...

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Walt Weiskopf European Quartet (Post-bop, Contemporary jazz)

This one hits a particularly sentimental sweet spot for me. Back in my teens, a period when many readers of this site were likely idolizing the shredding guitarists of their choosing, I, a nebbish jazz nerd living the irl Whiplash life of competitive big bands,...

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Get It or Forget It: Review

ARTISTS WORTH CHECKING OUT, GET IT OR FORGET IT, REVIEWS Artist Name: Walt Weiskopf Album Name: European Quartet Label: Orenda Records Genre: Jazz Track Listing: 1. KMA; 2. Gates of Madrid; 3. Wizard; 4. See the Pyramid; 5. Darth; 6. Soul Eyes; 7. Bolivia Publicist:...

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New York City Jazz Record: “Fountain of Youth”

Walt Weiskopf has two academic degrees, is a college professor and has published eight books. He played in the big bands of Buddy Rich (at 21) and Toshiko Akiyoshi (for 14 years). He performs with classical orchestras and has a long-running gig with Steely Dan. He...

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KIOS Jazz CD of the Month: Walt Weiskopf

By Mike Jacobs | KIOS Radio KIOS Jazz CD of the Month: Walt Weiskopf / The Way You Say It / Posi-Tone Walt Weiskopf, a tenor player deserving of wider recognition, has returned with "The Way You Say It", his new release on Posi-Tone Records and it's a fine display of...

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Billy Kerr Review: The Way You Say It

By Billy Kerr 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...

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Audiophile Audition: “The Way You Say It”

By Pierre Giroux Walt Weiskopf – The Way You Say It – Posi-Tone PR 8150, 51:32 A spirited and accomplished session from a creative band. (Walt Weiskopf – tenor saxophone; Brian Charette – organ; Behn Gillece – vibraphone; Steve Fidyk – drums) A review of the...

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Walt Weiskopf: The Way You Say It

By Mark Corroto 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...

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Walt Weiskopf – The Way You Say It (Positone)

By Derek Taylor | Dusted Magazine 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....

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Weiskopf quartet’s set a sizzler

The Boston Herald | By Bob Young Walt Weiskopf Quartet at Scullers Tuesday Night Tuesday night's visit to Scullers by the Walt Weiskopf Quartet drove home a point followers of Boston's music scene have known for years: You don't need to be a big name to make...

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Downbeat’s Review of “Overdrive”

By Downbeat ★★★★ POSI-TONE 8126 On Overdrive, tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf announces his presence with a three-note rhythmic figure on the same pitch, giving each note enough weight and drive to encapsulate his outlook for “The Path Is Narrow” and the entire disc...

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Walt Weiskopf: Overdrive (2014)

By C. Andrew-Hovan Since making his first two records on the independent Iris label back in the early '90s, Walt Weiskopf has staked a claim as one of the most advanced and iconic tenor saxophonists in jazz. However, even as he went on to record one great record after...

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All About Jazz: Walt Weiskopf “Overdrive”

By David A. Orthmann Here's a proposition for anyone who is about to plunk down their hard earned dollars on Steely Dan's Jamalot Ever After Tour. For a mere fraction of the cost of a ticket you can invest in a copy of Overdrive, the recently released set of original...

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Review: Walt Weiskopf – Overdrive (2014)

By S. Victor Aaron | Something Else Reviews In his twenties during the 80s, sax ace Walt Weiskopf was already good enough to play for Buddy Rich, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Frank Sinatra, but he’s better known as being a member of Steely Dan’s touring band since 2003, and...

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Gary Walker Reviews “Overdrive”

By Gary Walker | WBGO/RADAR Walt Weiskopf is a "man of many colors," to take from the title of one of his previous recordings. The tenor saxophonist has been featured in the big bands of Buddy Rich and Toshiko Akiyoshi. His diverse sideman credits include work with...

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All About Jazz

Day In Night Out | by C. Andrew Hovan Most of us find that there are certain musicians who speak to us through their music in a profound way that makes for a special connection. These are the artists who find a prominent space in our collections because we...

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Quotes from LA’s Jazz Scene

LA Jazz Scene Anytown Criss Cross Jazz 1169 (59:12) "Tenorist Weiskopf plays with an urgency borne of a dedication to post-Coltrane tenoring that, while incorporating the past, is centered in the here and now. There's electricity in Weiskopf's sound. Dark and edgy,...

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Jazz Fest interviews guitarist Pat Metheny

J & R Downtown Jazz Fest '99 Excerpt taken from the Jazz Fest interview of guitarist Pat Metheny. Q: What are the top five albums on your listening list today? A: Pat Metheny: Here are some recent records I have been enjoying : "A World Away - Walt Weiskopf, also...

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“Sleepless Nights”: An Intimate and Explosive Sound

The Washington Post | By Mike Joyce "Sleepless Nights" Criss Cross There's almost no end to the list of saxophonist-composers in jazz, though few play and write as well as this young big band veteran whose professional credits include stints with the Buddy Rich and...

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1997’s Top Ten Jazz Picks

Crusader | by Chris Hovan Hovan at the Helm: Your Personal Guide To The New American City This past year provided us with an immense amount of new music, the majority of it coming in at an unusually high caliber. For the first time since I began compiling my yearly...

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Downbeat: “Song for My Mother”

Downbeat Magazine | By Zan Stewart Song For My Mother Criss Cross 1127 Jim Snidero San Juan Red 123265 Snidero and Weiskopf are members of that mid-30s demographic of journeymen N.Y.C.-based players who, despite a good deal of activity and renown, remain...

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Emerging stars begin to sparkle

Durham Morning Herald | R.C. Smith, Jazz A number of last year's "new names" in jazz from this column and some this column missed, are deserving of recognition now as emerging stars, poised at the point of liftoff of just up. Among those with new releases are Bobby...

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Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra features Weiskopf

Jazziz Magazine The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra has featured a young saxophonist who, based on his debut as leader, sounds like he'll be a player to be reckoned with. Walt Weiskopf's Exact Science (Iris Records, P.O. Box 422, Port Washington, New York 11050), a CD...

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A Wild Reed Ride: “Exact Science”

Syracuse New Times | By J.T. Hall ***** Excellent **** Very Good *** Just OK ** So So * Awful (***** Excellent) Walt Weiskopf, Exact Science (Iris) With this impressive debut, Weiskopf will join Tim Berne as one of upstate New York's saxophone iconoclasts. Eschewing...

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JazzTimes Review: “Exact Science”

JazzTimes CD & Record Reviews | By Tom Jacobsen Walt Weiskopf Exact Science Iris Records ICD-1002 (51:07) Walt Weiskopf, tenor saxophone; Joel Weiskopf, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Jeff Hirshfield, drums. Telltale; Jay-Walking; About You; Mr. Goldyadkin; Intuition;...

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