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Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group

In a career moving from one milestone to the next with accelerating regularity, the past decade has represented particularly extraordinary artistic growth for vibraphonist Joe Locke as a composer and leader. Beginning in 2001 with the Storms/Nocturnes Trio collaboration with Geoffrey Keezer and Tim Garland, and moving forward with projects under his own leadership – ranging from the Four Walls of Freedom group and Milt Jackson Tribute Band to the more recent Force of Four – Locke's deep understanding of the jazz tradition, married with a profound and unrelenting modernism, has established him as the most multi-dimensional vibraphonist of his generation, and also as one of the most imaginative, lyrical and emotionally arresting leader/composers in today’s jazz arena.

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”The music that Locke and Keezer create can be alternately potent and powerful or peaceful and poetic, but it's never less than enthralling.” --All About Jazz

“The elegance injected with a spiritual groove belongs uniquely to the Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group.” --Jazz Police

“Locke/Keezer Group is lush and hot-blooded. What the two ensembles share is the magical, complementary sonorities of the vibes/piano blend. The members of Locke/Keezer...nailed Signing..” --JazzTimes

Albums

Signing
Signing
Motema Music
2012
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Live in Seattle
Live in Seattle
Origin Records
2006
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Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group: Live in Seattle
Joe Locke / Geoffrey...
Origin Records
2006
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