Michael Zilber and John Stowell - "Shot Through With Beauty" CD Release Show June 14, 2011

John Stowell-Mike Zilber Quartet, Shot Through With Beauty, released on Origin Records May 17, 2011.

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Shot Through With Beauty makes top 10 of 2011 list, courtesy of Andrew Gilbert and KQED

Thanks so much to Andrew Gilbert and KQED San Francisco for naming Shot Through With Beauty as one of his 10 favorite Jazz CDs of 2011. John Stowell and I truly appreciate it! Here is Andrew's review:

Very nice review from The Jazz Times


Thanks to Jazz Times and Mike Joyce for the kind review of Shot Through With Beauty. Much appreciated...


It's been a while

And there are some very good personal reasons why, and I will share them soon, but in the meantime some political thoughts...


" ...Stowell seems to pull arching motifs out of thin air, eschewing clichés while maintaining a swinging essence." — All About Jazz

" ...Zilber is one of the best players and composers around anywhere: Period!" — NEA Jazz Master David Liebman

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On the New Origin Records Release "Shot Through With Beauty", master musicians guitarist John Stowell and saxophonist Michael Zilber team with the Bay Area's first-call rhythm team of bassist John Shifflet and drummer Jason Lewis, crafting a unique and dynamic recording of modern jazz that transcends the whole. Telepathic exchanges are in abundance as the group tackles a compelling mix of originals and compositions from Kenny Wheeler & John Scofield.

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