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djbinder
Jan 07 2013
at 8:16 AM
A review of Eberhard Weber’s Résumé, today at AllAboutJazz. With his 2007 stroke preventing him from playing bass (though he is doing much better, he just doesn’t have the strength on his left side to play the instrument), Weber has moved in a different direction, taking a series of bass solos recorded over 25 years with the Jan Garbarek Group as connecting threads between songs, and using them as grist for recomposition. Playing keyboards and, on a few tracks, inviting saxophonist Garbarek and drummer Michael Di Pasqua to contribute, he’s shaped those solos into discrete compositions with clear and compelling form. He is also being interviewed for AAJ, so there will be an article in a few weeks that goes into greater detail about how he is continuing to make music after the serious stroke that happened nearly six years ago, when he was on tour with Garbarek. Until then, you can read the review here: http://j.mp/WC4AQf.
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s in Boston
Jan 10 2013
at 6:42 PM
Bookmark and Share DJ, thanks, yeah, I see it now. I went looking for it right after you posted this Monday, before it was out.
djbinder
Jan 09 2013
at 5:16 PM
Bookmark and Share s - The Eberhard (out in Europe since before XMAS) was released Stateside on Tuesday this week - so you should have no problem getting it....it’s listed at cduniverse and amazon, in both cases available to ship, so not sure where you’re looking, but it’s out here.
s in Boston
Jan 09 2013
at 11:59 AM
Bookmark and Share I immediately went looking to buy this, but I guess it’s not released yet? Looking forward to hearing it.
djbinder
Jan 08 2013
at 4:04 PM
Bookmark and Share The interview with Eberhard this morning went extremely well. He was ready to talk about the last six years (rough: first, a stroke, then his wife of nearly 43 years, Maja (who did most of the covers to his records) passed of liver cancer in 2011). But he is absolutely pragmatic and upbeat. I think there’s a lot of great material for the interview, which will hopefully be submitted within the next 2 weeks and run a couple weeks after.
franksexton
Jan 08 2013
at 12:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks again John, I am a huge fan of his and was saddened to learn of his stroke. I have a lot of Jan Garbarek albums with him on them. I love his bass solo on "Brother Wind March" and on "I Took Up the Runes". I am reminded the contrast here with J.J. Johnson, who committed suicide when he had a stroke and could no longer play. Here is the link to the ecm player for this : http://player.ecmrecords.com/eberhard_weber-resume
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