Hartford Courant: George Schuller’s Latest Among 2008’s Top 10

January 1, 2009

Drummer/composer George Schuller’s latest release, Like Before, Somewhat After (Playscape Recordings) has been called one of 2008’s ten best by Hartford Courant jazz reviewer, and WWUH Jazz Director, Chuck Obuchowski.

He writes, “Schuller reimagines the music of Keith Jarrett’s 1970s American quartet, with surprising, exciting results. Schuller’s drumming approximates Paul Motian’s elastic rhythms on the original recordings, but his ensemble pursues its own routes around Jarrett’s structures.¬†Guitarist Brad Shepik offers strident counterpoint, and Tom Beckham does an outstanding job translating Jarrett’s ideas for vibraphone.”