...Chamberlin's playing encouraged the softer, subtler side of Catalano's music, the drummer crafting taut swing rhythm via thoroughly economical means. Chamberlin's less-is-more approach eminently suited the somewhat more controlled, more measured facets of Catalano's playing and showed a real sensitivity to jazz aesthetics... The soulfulness and blues-based phrase-making of Catalano's solos stood out, Chamberlin's delicate brush work enriching the music...
Sunday, 23 February 2014
FULL REVIEW GO
In addition to the live shows with Frank Catalano, following the set on Saturday night Chamberlin sat in with Umphrey's McGee - playing a version of Cherub Rock > Listen (in part) to it here
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
"Drum virtuoso and long time Smashing Pumpkin, Jimmy Chamberlin, joins forces with platinum selling saxophone powerhouse, Frank Catalano to headline the 3rd Annual Deer Park Jazz Patio and Wine Festival on August 9, 2014."
Thursday, 30 January 2014
We actually have some actual news
1: Chamberlin will playing some more shows with Frank Catalano, in support of their forthcoming album
2: We asked Tyson Meade for an update on his album (feat Jimmy) and he delivered. Intriguingly, the most recent* addition to Belly Corgan's persona non grata list, Bongo-Master and 'studiodog' Kerry Brown, is producing the record;
*no official word that the current hiatus of the Smashing Pumpkins represents the addition to the list we're all hoping for. But here we remain eternally optimistic that it's indicative that Corgan has finally come to his senses and fired Byrne.From the Kickstarter update: "The good news is that I go to LA next week to finish mixing the record with my pal Kerry Brown who just worked on the upcoming Afghan Whigs record. The release date is April 22nd. Jimmy Chamberlain contributed three drum tracks to the record. To say that I got emotional when i heard the tracks he contributed is an understatement. They are GODLIKE! Hail all to Jimmy..."