First, David Hazeltine pays tribute to fellow pianist Bill Evans with his playful composition For Bill, and then another gorgeous ballad Catherine's Fantasy (both with Solo Piano Arrangements). Next we hear from four of our great tenor saxophonists: Grant Stewart provides some great energy first with his tribute to Jackie McLean, Shades Of Jackie Mac, with subtler inspiration for two of Grant's other heros, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt with 3 For Carson and Systems. Another three of Grant's tenor sax heros are next with their own compositions—Lucky Thompson: Open Haus; Johnny Griffin: Grab This; and Bill Barron: Blast Off. This edition of our new arrivals closes out with Fritz Pauer's Fairytale Countryside (plus a video to watch of Fritz playing it with Art Farmer) and Roy Hargrove's Into Dawn. Quintet parts available on Fairytale Countryside, 3 For Carson and Systems.
Archives: March 2019