Michael Weiss

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About Michael Weiss

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    Groove Merchant
  • Birthday 02/10/1958

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  • Location Brooklyn, NY

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  1. New all-analog LP

    Jazzwax Review: https://www.jazzwax.com/2020/08/michael-weiss-soul-journey.html
  2. RIP, Steve Grossman.

    A great photo posted by Peter Erskine from when he and Steve were kids at a summer camp: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10108350397568165
  3. “The Jazz Communicators”

    Nice to see Pittsburgh put a landmark desgnation outside the Crawford's Grill building. https://www.google.com/maps/place/2141+Wylie+Ave,+Pittsburgh,+PA+15219/@40.4455016,-79.9778487,3a,75y,320.54h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sxpi2e3nw2JYsYR3nuL0BIQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dxpi2e3nw2JYsYR3nuL0BIQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.gws-prod.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D86%26h%3D86%26yaw%3D320.53622%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x8834f3d90846c81d:0xd9f7cca8f86471b5!8m2!3d40.4456979!4d-79.9780834
  4. Philly Joe Jones on piano

    I forgot about that. Only thing I remember is how few people attended and Mingus entering and leaving the stage several times - do I have that right? He obviously knows what he's doing and obviously competent. I guess "arranger's piano" skills could mean, with limited piano technique, an ability to voice quality chords under a melody with voicings spread across both hands. Maybe with less of an ability to play single lines - soloing or otherwise. Johnny Griffin played at least that well IIRC. I enjoyed this clip. Jack DeJohnette was a pianist before he took up the drums. One drummer I know who plays the shit out of the piano and could easily compete with any pianist is Finnish drummer Jukkis Uotila.
  5. John Coltrane's Creation

    Heard this first around 1980. Creation is the only melody of Trane I ever heard in 7/8 - at least the opening theme. This is my cellphone's ringtone.
  6. RIP Art Hoyle

    He used to come by the Jazz SHowcase every time I played there with Griff. Nice guy. Sounds great on all the Sun Ra records. Great reminscing with Art Hoyle and James Scales about working with Sun Ra:
  7. New all analog double LP release

    Copies are flying off the shelf. Hoping to maintain the monentum... https://www.analogplanet.com/content/pianistcomposerarranger-michael-weiss%E2%80%99s-long-soul-journey-vinyl
  8. Michael Weiss All-analog LP reissue

    https://www.analogplanet.com/content/pianistcomposerarranger-michael-weiss%E2%80%99s-long-soul-journey-vinyl
  9. New all-analog LP

    Released July 15 as AAA double LP set. Michael Fremer's Review For sale here
  10. Michael Weiss All-analog LP reissue

    Soul Journey on LP is released today. For now I'm the sole retailer. Available via Paypal here: https://www.michaelweiss.info/recordings.htm All analog limited edition audiophile pressing. Engineer: Joe Ferla Mastering: Bernie Grundman Pressings: Gary Salstrom This kind of stuff means a lot to audiophiles. More importantly, try before you buy:
  11. George Coleman

    Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, the gig was cancelled. We're playing (with Joe Farnsworth) tonight at the Django and Saturday at the Side Door in CT. Hopefully Smoke will be rebooked.
  12. George Coleman

    Smoke Jazz Club, NYC March 12-15 GEORGE COLEMAN QUARTET Michael Weiss - piano John Webber - bass Al Foster - drums
  13. Swinging through my hometown after a long absence April 30 – Kitchen Café, Addison – Michael Weiss Trio May 1 – Mesquite Arts Center – Michael Weiss Trio
  14. George Coleman

    Hardbopjazz took this Thursday night. https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79585193_819032515194732_2927477952658538496_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=tRvTllhu2fAAQkOJb1vUR5qqmk5LM_MslHy4Zk3mcfS6LLfALswTg-ypQ&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=24d4a9eb8a7926fb2537d3539e20eb69&oe=5E67D785
  15. Buddy Terry R.I.P.

    I played a nice gig in Newark with Slide Hampton and Buddy Terry back in 2006. Very enjoyable..