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Joe Locke (2004)

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Joe Locke is regarded by many to be the most gifted vibraphonist of his generation. In addition to his strengths as an instrumentalist, recent recordings and live performances by The Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group, the Rev.elation - The Music of Milt Jackson and his group "4 Walls of Freedom", offer evidence of his ever-growing stature as a band leader, composer and conceptualist.

"Joe Locke is a wonderful young man who's all about the music, all the time! You can hear it in every note he plays."
Bobby Hutcherson
The critical community continually cites Joe Locke for his artistic work. "There seems little doubt that Locke, with his ability to play cool and funky, heady and relaxed, is set to become the pre-eminent vibraphonist in jazz." (The Times, London). He has been voted the #1 vibist in DownBeat Magazine's Critic's Poll (TDWR) and Brazil's International Jazz Poll, was honored with the "Mallet Player of the Year" Award by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) in 2006, while his 2005 recording, "Rev.elation" with Milt Jackson's last Band, remained on top of the Jazz Week album charts for an unprecedented 8 week run. Joe Locke has released more than 25 recordings as a band leader, and appeared on almost 100 albums as a guest artist.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Bobby Hutcherson Knucklebean Little B's Poem (Blue Note)
# 2 Shirley Horn Here's to Life Here's to Life (Verve Gitanes)
# 3 Weather Report I Sing the Body Electric The Moors (Columbia)
# 4 Wayne Shorter Ju-Ju Yes or No (Blue Note)
# 5 Geoffrey Keezer Turn Up the Quiet Bibo No Aozora (Sony)
# 6 Milt Jackson and West Montgomery Bags Meets Wes SKJ (Riverside)
# 7 Dianne Reeves The Best of Dianne Reeves I Remember Sky (Blue Note)
         
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