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Brubeck Scholar Award
Joe was awarded the University of the Pacific and the Brubeck Institute's first Brubeck Scholar Award on April 10, 2005. This award was made in recognition of eminent scholarship and musicianship in the music of Dave Brubeck and came with a plaque, a medallion with a quotation and inscription from Dave, and an honorarium.
Pictured from left to right: J.B. Dyas (Brubeck Institute Executive Director), Joe Gilman, Dave Brubeck, Iola Brubeck, and Don DeRosa (UOP President).
Jazz Times review
Idolatry can be a career-changing catalyst - if you choose the right
idol. For Dr. Joe Gilman, a Sacramento native, professor of music at American
River College, and director of the Capital Jazz Project, that choice is
an epiphany: Dave Brubeck and his 1959 career-defining recording Time
Out, with "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk."
Fast forward to Gilman's latest release, Time Again: Brubeck Revisited
(Sunnyside). That was the culmination of many events: Gilman playing Brubeck's
music at a Brubeck festival; teaching Dave's music at the Brubeck Institute;
and, inevitably, word getting back to Brubeck himself, who responded by
sending Gilman all his published music to share with the students. The
next logical step for Gilman: record what he had internalized. With bassist
Joe Sanders and
Review by Alan Prado, KRTU, June 2004
TIME AGAIN: BRUBECK REVISITED, VOL.1 (Sunnyside Records)
Pianist Joe Gilman just won the 2004 Great American Piano Competition and it's easy to see why on this tour de force of Brubeck repertoire. Gilman is nothing short of virtuosic in technique and expressive nuance, which is remarkable given that his trio swings as hard as they come while seeming to breathe as one.
Dick Crockett's 2004 "TWIRLIE" Awards
BEST PIANIST: TRIFECTA
Geri Allen THE LIFE OF A SONG Telarc Jazz
"This wonderful piece is a culmination of art, math and chemistry. Daring and innovative, Allen, Holland and DeJohnette learned from the Betty Carter experience, that you push the envelope, keep growing, for there's no turning back."
Frank Kimbrough LULLABLUEBYE Palmetto Records
"Kimbrough possesses a 'salt of the earth' presence - poetic in it's simplicity, warm, original, nostalgic as in his writing and performing on "Lullabluebye." If your life's a silent movie...dailies shot as you view it, you'd want Frank Kimbrough to write and play your music. A LULLABLUEBYE.
Joe Gilman TIME AGAIN: BRUBECK REVISITED Sunnyside Records
"Joe Gilman is a driven, joyful task master - combination Glenn Gould/Oscar Peterson, who turns up Dave Brubeck's music to a level, that'll exist for hundreds of years. An acclamation of an original American music art form. This CD is a discovery of two young fine talents, bassist, Joe Sanders and drummer Justin Brown, who'll be stomping the future. Recuerdo."
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