The Pulse of Entertainment: Grammy Winning Jeff Lorber
Fusion Trio Releases ‘Space-Time' on Shanachie
(July 30, 2021) - "This is a group I founded in the 80s
with Kenny G...," said six-time Grammy nominated Jazz pianist Jeff Lorber about his Grammy
winning Jeff Lorber Fusion Trio ("Prototype," 2018), which just release a new album titled "Space-Time" (Shanachie
Entertainment). "I also have a band with Paul Jackson, Jr., but this isn't that. I picked it (the trio) up again...Fusion
is me, but a band."
The Jeff Lorber Fusion Trio consists of Lorber, Gary Novak (drummer) and Jimmy Haslip
(bass). The "Space-Time" album features living legends Hubert Laws (sax and flute), Bob Mintzer (sax), Paul Jackson,
Jr. (guitar) and Gerald Albright (sax). The first single from the "Space-Time" album is "Back Room."
"I'm a fan of physics. I like to read about science and physics, so I thought it would be a cool titled,"
Jeff said when I asked what the title meant. "It was recorded during the pandemic while we were locked down. We recorded
them (the tracks) ourselves and sent it in. Almost everybody has their own studio. Gary came over though because I can't play
Lorber said because of the pandemic, "A lot of musicians who didn't have a studio now have one."
Jeff plays just about every instrument except the drums he said. Also a composer and producer he is known in the industry
as a piano player and producer. When I mentioned that most of the Jazz albums I review features him as a guest musician or
a producer of the project Jeff laughed it off and said, "It's about your skill-set. I'm a writer, producer and engineer.
Whatever you need I got it...I just don't play drums well."
"I like to make music people can turn on
and get engaged," he pointed out. ‘My first record came out in 1977. I had a studio then, primitive - the age of
the tape. I figured out how to do this myself. The stuff I did at home is the same process as a professional studio. I now
have the ultimate studio...and a great collection of pianos."
About his list of featured legendary musicians
Jeff said, "Hubert Laws played with Chick (Corea)...Paul Jackson, Jr., I've worked with him for years and of course he
is in Jazz Funk Soul...he's been doing this as a teenager, 17-18, a studio favorite. I was able to get Bob, from The Yellow
Jackets, playing as guest and I play guitar on this record too."
We had talked further on the meaning of the
title "Space-Time" and Jeff mentioned the recent release of government confirmation of UFO sightings influenced
the title too. www.Shanachie.com www.Lorber.com
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS,
MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She
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