In the Pocket
Drummer Nick Scheuble has established a distinguished career as both a bandleader and a sideman. To date he has performed and/or recorded with: Wynton Marsalis, Ray Barretto, Dave Valentin, David Berger, Jim Rotondi, Peter Bernstein, Chico Mendoza, Vince Giordano, Eric Lewis, Hilton Ruiz, Mike LeDonne, Ray Vega, Jeannie Bryson, Wycliffe Gordon and Eric Alexander, among others. He has performed at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Village Gate, Café de Muze (Belgium), Aaron Davis Hall, John Harms Center, Mechanics Hall, and other noted venues throughout America and Europe. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE POCKET REVIEWS: ~~~~~~~ JASON BIVENS CADENCE: 'Drummer Scheuble is agile and authoritative while pianist Ayala is an impressive soloist.' 'The music is very much in the style of the set's various dedicatees or honorees (sounding particularly like an early 60's Blakey recording with occasionally a wider harmonic palette).' DAVID A. ORTHMANN JAZZ CRITIC ALL ABOUT JAZZ: 'Scheuble puts his drumming front and center in both unusual and conventional ways.' '(On 'Shaw nuff') He plays the kind of solo you expect a lot of drummers with superior chops to be able to pull off, but rarely do.' 'Despite it's stylistic familiarity, the music sounds fresh and is full of surprising twists and turns.' 'A welcome change from the tumult that characterizes much of today's jazz' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AS A PERFORMER: ~~~~~~ RUFUS REID JAZZ BASSIST: 'Obviously people are paying attention to Nick and want to play with him because he's got all the ingredients.' GEORGE KANZLER JAZZ CRITIC NEWARK STAR-LEDGER: 'Nick Scheuble's Quintet explores the jazz repertory of the hard-bop era with rare perspicacity, and the musicians reveal both the necessary knowledge of, and the affection for the music they play.' DAVID A.ORTHMANN JAZZ CRITIC ALL ABOUT JAZZ: 'Utilizing precise sticking and subtle changes in dynamics, he directed the flow of the music from the drum kit and brought out the best in other musicians without inviting unwarranted attention to his rhythms.' JASON BIVENS CADENCE: 'Drummer Scheuble is agile and authoritative.' PETER DE VOS GRONINGER DAGBLAD THE NETHERLANDS: 'Drummer Nick Scheuble hid his roots a little in the beginning, but a true New Orleans spirit never denies itself.' RUFUS REID JAZZ BASSIST: 'Musicians like to play with him because he has a good-time feeling and plays real good ... everybody enjoys a drummer who makes you feel good.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE NICK SCHEUBLE QUINTET: ~~~~~~~~ Nick Scheuble - Drums George Petropoulos - Trumpet Andy Farber - Alto and Tenor Saxophone Isaac ben Ayala - Piano Tim Givens - Acoustic Bass ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.