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    been listening to the recent ron miles album- circuit rider…his trumpet lead trio..with bill frisell on guitar & brian blade on drums..and while tasty and interesting, can't help but think of the great tiny bell trio…who forged similar terrain 20 years earlier!!! (and dare i say--better!!)

    dave douglas on trumpet, brad shepik (shoeppach) on guitar and jim black drums

    i remember on first hearing it , being floored by guitarist brad shepiks jim hall/john abercrombie informed stylings, but mixed with strong world music string influences like saz & oud…certainly cutting edge for the time..(still!)

    soon after saw shepik around nyc (the knitting factory era) with his gretsch tennessean..always good…now he's a respected music scholar and teacher at nyu (among other universities)

    he's made some great albums since..with paradox trio and solo..and seems genuinely underrated

    so...

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    Underrated...agreed. Fantastic guitarist and one of the most well-rounded players. Can hang with the heaviest jazz cats, world music cats, modern...everything. And a killer teacher and super nice guy to boot.

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    Brad lives next door to me. I took a few lessons from him when i re-started studying jazz six years ago.
    First thing he did was check out the intonation on my guitar (it's good) and burn a disc of fake books for me.

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    That's hilarious Tommy. What a small world.

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    very cool!!..so glad you guys know you are dealin with a monster player there!!

    other great bands/recordings with him were- pachora (with chris speed) and tridruga!



    brooklyn!

    cheers

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    I took some classes with him when I traveled to ny he is one of the best teachers around superb player and cool guy!

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    update-

    via shepik talk in another thread..current info

    Brad Shepik Organ Trio "Top Down" Digital Album Release Concert March 28 2016 10pm at 55 Bar NYC

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    Brad rocks.

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    Brad is a Genius!

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    If you pre-order the new album from Brad's Bandcamp store - https://bradshepik.bandcamp.com/releases - you get one of the tunes straightaway. There's also a nice video there of the trio in the studio.

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    Just felt like bumping this thread to post some recent Brad Shepik videos!




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    been listening to that organ trio album a lot..so good...

    & had that pachora album-unn ^ on again this week too..always a fave

    go brad!

    cheers

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    I think Brad is one of the best players on the scene today!

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    Was just bumping to this a few days ago. So killin!


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    nice session with birdseye view of brads technique..pick to fingerpicking



    cheers

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    A random bump because this forum needs more Shepik!





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    Yeah man bump away. I have started this policy. Ebverytime I log on there are 300-500 people looking at gear and stuff. Only about 2 people have commented on Jordan's amazing CD. Someone asked on here once what is wrong with jazz. Pretty bloody obvious.
    “When you’re creating your own ...., man, even the sky ain’t the limit.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by David B View Post
    Just felt like bumping this thread to post some recent Brad Shepik videos!



    Cool. I like his playing a lot...very versatile, but he has a voice.
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    shepik talk always good!!

    brad is super versatile player...one of the things that i liked about him right off...his balkan influence shines!

    been listening to pachora...one of his great bands...very eclectic...ast

    check out this cover of david bowies man who sold the world!


    cheers

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    Yes!

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    A great recent video of Shepik with George Colligan's group, performing at the Ballard Jazz Festival this year.


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    And a sweet pro-shot studio session with the same bassist and drummer.


    (^ Probably my favourite tune of Brad's)




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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanklemons View Post
    Was just bumping to this a few days ago. So killin!

    I really like that album (thanks David B) - also the doggy, he is cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David B View Post
    A great recent video of Shepik with George Colligan's group, performing at the Ballard Jazz Festival this year.

    very cool..nice to hear brad going up against a mccoy tyner inspired pianist...loose but hard...good stuff

    cheers

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    Looking forward to seeing Shepik here in London next month with Jamie Baum's septet!


    (Check out the gnarly solo on a Strat!)

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    ah cool..so they are touring the new album-bridges



    cheers

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    Did some digging and found that Shepik is on an album by accordionist Pierre Eriksson that was recorded and released this year: 'NYCD', a tribute to Art van Damme.

    Solid NYC band with Shepik, Ted Piltzecker on vibes, Mike Richmond on bass and Billy Drummond on drums.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanklemons View Post
    Was just bumping to this a few days ago. So killin!

    Love that album

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanklemons View Post
    Was just bumping to this a few days ago. So killin!

    I have that cd. Very cool!

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    Shepik's Short Trip is awesome.
    Brad Shepik Trio - Short Trip (CD, Album) | Discogs

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    For Shepik fans with Spotify, I've compiled a playlist of his discography as a leader and sideman (at least, what's available on Spotify). Starts with 2018's Bridges with Jamie Baum's Septet and works backwards from there.

    Link: Brad Shepik discography on Spotify

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    https://alternativeguitarsummit.com/...9-brad-shepik/

    The Alternative Guitar Summit in NYC begins tomorrow and continues through next week.

    Shepik is interviewed on their latest podcast episode, released yesterday. Talks about his studies with Ralph Towner (being honoured at a concert by Shepik, Vic Juris and many others next week), his career as a teacher in NYC, his involvement with Balkan music and his own compositions.

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    thanks for the heads up, david...great interview..(downloaded it!)...

    nice to see towner gettin some love...been a fan since oregon days...beyond..icarus with paul winter consort!! the big nyc "underground" fm rock station wnew used to play it all the time when i was a kid


    cheers

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    ps- the shepik recording that i've been listening to most these days is- drip..from 2003..g-b-d trio...knitting factory...some great tracks..the title tune-drip- and -rêve pour louis- (for louis sclavis?)

    great recording..nothin on utube..sorry




    cheers

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    Another good set from the same trio is 'Short Trip' (2001).

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    I'm back in a big Paul Motian phase this month. His Electric Bebop Band recordings are important albums for me.

    I've had 'Flight of the Blue Jay' in heavy rotation this week. Shepik (right channel) and Rosenwinkel (left channel) on guitars.

    Shepik takes the first solo on Bud Powell's 'Celia' and it's a gem!


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    I saw Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band at Ronnie Scotts back in the 1990s. I remember he had Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel in the band but I can't remember who the other guitarist was, maybe it was Brad. At the time I didn't know anything about the two guitarists, I only remembered Kurt because his name was kind of unusual!

    It was a great gig by the way, the whole band was on great form. I can remember Paul's drumming was like a sort of wash of sound (but really propulsive) while the 2 guitarists and Joshua really created a unique sound together.

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    Dave Douglas recently got back the rights to four albums originally released on the Arabesque label. One is 'Tiny Bell Trio: Live in Europe'. Now available on Bandcamp: Tiny Bell Trio: Live in Europe | Dave Douglas

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    shepiks playing with the tiny bell trio was like a breath of fresh air...mixing well informed but youthful hip jazz chops with balkan rhythms and melodies...using saz techniques (which he also played)...his uniqueness was mind-blowing...he's been a fave since

    tiny bell trio was like the cream of the mid 90's knitting factory/downtown scene...the best/freshest guys on their intruments at the time -dave douglas on trumpet, jim black on drums and shepik on guitar...the real young lions!

    here's moody early shepik/schoeppach original- felijar- from first tbt recording




    cheers

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    Love Tiny Bell Trio!!

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    So... I'm bringing Brad over to the UK for three gigs and a masterclass this August!

    Friday 9 August 2019
    Brad Shepik Trio at Jazzlive at The Crypt, London
    with Calum Gourlay (b) and James Maddren (dr)
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    Saturday 10 August 2019
    Brad Shepik Trio at Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham
    with Tom Farmer (b) and James Maddren (dr)
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    Sunday 11 August 2019
    Masterclass for the London Jazz Guitar Society
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    Monday 12 August 2019
    Brad Shepik Trio at NQ Jazz, Manchester
    with Calum Gourlay (b) and James Maddren (dr)
    NQ JAZZ // The Whiskey Jar

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    Last edited by David B; 07-01-2019 at 05:21 PM. Reason: Updated with booking links

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    nice, david b!!! please record as much as you can!

    p-90 in humbucker mount neck pup tone!

    cheers

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    Just home from four days with Brad Shepik and three of London's finest, Calum Gourlay, James Maddren and Tom Farmer.

    L-R: James Maddren, Calum Gourlay and Brad Shepik. Jazzlive at The Crypt, London. 9 August 2019.

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    L-R: Brad Shepik, Tom Farmer and James Maddren. Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham. 10 August 2019.

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    L-R: James Maddren, Calum Gourlay and Brad Shepik. NQ Jazz, Manchester. 12 August 2019.

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