Michael Pedicin


Bop the way it was meant to be played!

by Brent Black / www.bop-n-jazz.com


On Sept. 24th Michael Pedicin will release Why Stop Now ...Ubuntu. His twelfth and perhaps arguably his best outing thus far. To say Pedicin is in that creative zone would be an understatement of the blatantly obvious. Five releases in the last six years, each recording showcasing exponential growth and a lyrical soul that is for the most part unmatched by contemporaries today finds Michael Pedicin at the very top of his game.

A deceptively subtle conceptual work inspired by the tragedy in Newtown, there is a zen like quiet serenity that envelops the listener with sensitive pieces including the emotional ballad "Newtown" and a stellar solo composition "Ubuntu" which closes the release. Pedicin's gift as a composer is in full effect with the tribute to his musical hero John Coltrane with "Trane Stop." The cover of the Coltrane tune "Tunji" may be the most authentic and well conceived reharms of a Coltrane piece on record.

Read the entire review: http://www.criticaljazz.com/2013/09/michael-pedicin-why-stop-now-ubuntu.html

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