Dark Blue Dream is the second studio album by composer and keyboardest Steve Weingart. Produced by Weingart, the album features guitarist Frank Gambale, bassist Jimmy Earl and drummer Tom Brechtlein. The album was released worldwide in 2006 by Skeewa Music.
Dialogue is the latest release by Steve Weingart. It is just as great as all the other albums he has released. The music feels "current". Hip grooves, flowing melodies, and great musicians. The entire set of songs on Dialogue are very interesting and inspiring. On Bass and Vocals is his wife, Renee Jones. Very talented musician. One of the trademarks of any great musician is their "signature". Steve has a distinct signature in his playing. Effortless runs, melodic arrangements and a sense of cohesiveness with the band of musicians. You feel a sense that everyone is supporting one another in their performance. That comes forth in the music and makes the listening experience very enjoyable.
Even as the music industry has leaned more toward pigeonholing artists to fit them into simple categories, listeners are blessed to have a few visionaries who realize that the spirit of truly great music can't always be so tidy and contained. Weckl's fifth Stretch Records release lives up to the promise of its kinetic title, reflecting his ensemble's powerful rhythmic energy and ongoing commitment to melodic invention and improvisational spontaneity.
Everyone knows, Mr. Weckl is member of Chick Corea Elektric Band. In this albums, with his own band, he presented "nice and dynamics" crossover jazz that must hear…….
A professional musician from the age of 12, Simon Phillips' drumming sound and style is instantly recognizable. He's toured and recorded with just about every major rock and pop act imaginable; from Mick Jagger, The Who and Toto to Judas Priest, Mike Oldfield, and Joe Satriani. Protocol 3 is real-deal jazz rock. No avant-garde trappings, smooth jazz noodling or proggy pretensions (well, maybe a little bit of the latter) here.
Although still best known for his association with Chick Corea, drummer Dave Weckl has led an underrated group of his own for quite a few years. His core band, a quartet with keyboardist Steve Weingart, electric bassist Tom Kennedy, and saxophonist Gary Meek, is a little reminiscent of the Yellowjackets in its use of catchy melodies and appealing grooves and its ability to perform post-bop jazz with the sensibility of rock. Weckl does not dominate the music and gives Meek and Weingart plenty of solo space. His band deserves to be heard, and Multiplicity is an excellent example of the quartet at its best.