Michael Zilber and John Stowell - "Live Beauty" CD Released Spring 2015

John Stowell-Mike Zilber Quartet, Live Beauty, released on Origin Records spring 2015.

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In This Moment

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...


Thanks to San Jose Mercury News for nice story on John Stowell and yours truly


John Stowell and Michael Zilber: Opposites attract


By Andrew Gilbert

In music as in romance, opposites often attract.

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“Zilber's flames flare, pulling the rhythm team into more fervid territory, inciting spirited interplay all around. This is inspired post-bop jazz.” — 4 starred review by Dan Mclenaghan, All About Jazz

“Fueled by the remarkably empathetic Bay Area rhythm tandem of bassist John Shifflet and drummer Jason Lewis, Stowell and Zilber take their time and follow their muse quite freely throughout this intimate concert.” — 4 starred review by Bill Milkowski, Downbeat

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

Listen to excerpts from the album:


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Recorded live at Berkeley's California Jazz Conservatory in 2012 at the end of a two-week tour, “Live Beauty” captures the lithe and dynamic Bay-Area quartet that John Stowell and Michael Zilber have co-led for the past 7 years. It well represents the effortless empathy and telepathy these four musicians have developed during that time.

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