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|Bob Stewart (Tuba), Taj Mahal, Carlos Ward|
Then & Now
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
With Then and Now, his debut Postcards CD, Bob Stewart brings the tuba back to the modern ensemble, redefining both the repertoire and the techniques needed to accomplish this. Through the use of various ensembles (with Ta... more »
With Then and Now, his debut Postcards CD, Bob Stewart brings the tuba back to the modern ensemble, redefining both the repertoire and the techniques needed to accomplish this. Through the use of various ensembles (with Taj Mahal, with pianist Dave Burrell, with a brass ensemble, and with a jazz quintet), Stewart traces the migration and evolution of the music we know today as jazz from the west coast of Africa, through the Caribbean, into New Orleans, up the Mississippi to Chicago, and east to New York and today. In bridging the gap from then to now, Stewart stakes the tuba's claim to its rightful place in the music's of the past, present and future.
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A beautiful CD
Josh Feldschneider | USA | 05/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a beautiful work of art. The diversity of textures and tamber that Mr. Stewart sounds out moves my spirit, and effects me. His arrangement and performance on the jazz standard "You Don't Know What Love Is" was astoundingly sublime, heartfelt, bluesy but with clustered melodic modulations, that bent my ear more ways than one as a listener. His fun improv on the fishing song and others helped me to enjoy my day. This CD gives a new definition to the term "Brass". Overall this CD is an enjoyable, bold, light, humorous, through composed with excellent improvisation. When I saw him with the David Murray Big Band recently his soloing was superb as it is on "Then and Now"."
Bob Stewart, jazz tubaist extraordinaire
D. A. James | New York, NY, USA | 01/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bob Stewart has returned the tuba back to its rightful place: center stage of the jazz ensemble. From the percussive rhythmns of the New Orleans/Caribbean flavored "Hambone" (then) to the sweet contemporary ballad "You Don't Know What Love Is" to the marvelous harmolotics of Ornette Coleman's "Law Years" (now), the listener experiences the full range of the low horn. Stewart's "Rambler" will move you to your feet, while Taj Mahal's "Fishin' Blues" will send you back to the roots of the tuba eight decades past."