Joe LaBarbera's new CD getting Rave Reviews

October 26th, 2012

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CD discoveries of the week. Joe La Barbera's Silver Streams (Jazz Compass) shows off the drummer's delicate versatility.  Proof that great drumming doesn't have to be loud, just commanding and conversational. Marc Myers Jazz Wax

 SILVER STREAMS. The superb drummer’s latest album with his quintet is a tasty set of straight-ahead jazz. 

   Jack Garner, Democrat and Chronicle 8/14/12


Bill Evans talked about a "Universal Mind Force," into which the finest musicians tap. Silver Streams demonstrates what is ultimately possible when five stellar players merge to simultaneously access that force and deliver its awesome power through their magnificent music,


Published: October 17, 2012 All About Jazz.


   Superb drummer, Joe La Barbera, brought his amazing quintet to Blue Whale to celebrate their new Silver Streams CD release on Saturday, August 11th.  It was a packed house and the fans were about to have memories of a fantastic musical evening.  Silver Streams is the title of the new CD and pays tribute to the great Horace Silver in the title tune of the same name composed by Bill Cunliffe.  The rest of this great CD has compositions by members of the quintet and other musician composers making it one of the best new releases in this time.  La Barbera’s quintet had La Barbera, (drums); Bob Sheppard, (saxes); John Daversa, (trumpet and flugelhorn); Bill Cunliffe, (piano) and Tom Warrington, (bass).   Glenn A. Mitchell,com_banners/task,click/bid,34/

 For L.A. Jazz Scene, September, 2012 issue

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