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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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...


“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

" ...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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