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. Lloyd Price, RIP

    Couldn't tell you. Barry's the only one I know of. I got my start as a juvenile delinquent hanging out at Preston Forest Bowling Alley in junior high.
  2. Lloyd Price, RIP

    Before he had his stroke I used to go bowling at the Port Authority bus terminal with Barry Harris. We ran into Lloyd Price up there. Nice guy.
  3. Live Streaming Concerts

    Thanks for the plug Tom. One track on YouTube:
  4. Unissued Music You Would Like To See Released

    Wouldn't that be nice
  5. RIP Chick Corea

    Excellent Interview.
  6. RIP Chick Corea

    When he was at his worst, he was one of the very very very best.
  7. Big John Patton Sighting?

    I worked at the Flamingo Lounge with the Junior Cook/Bill Hardman Quintet dozens of times. There was an upright piano there. No organ in the club. So from the information you've provided there's no reason not to assume BJP didn't play just because there wasn't an organ there. It's not a record date, just a joint with a piano. https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=177304842700839
  8. New all-analog LP

    Jazzwax Review: https://www.jazzwax.com/2020/08/michael-weiss-soul-journey.html
  9. 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
  10. “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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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:
  14. 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