Andy LaVerne “Shangri-La” (SCCD 31872)

SCCD 31872 Andy LaVerne “Shangri-La” Andy LaVerne, prolific composer, prominent educator and resourceful recording artist of five decades’ experience, is putting a new quintet together here to interpret his timeless compositions. The liner notes by the composer give us an intriguing insight into the working of a creative mind. “…. if you want to learn more about Andy LaVerne, this is a wonderful material with lyricism, musical intensity and well perceived format.” (O. Mathiesen – JazzSpecial on SCCD 31818 “Genesis”) Andy Laverne pianoAlex Sipiagin trumpet, fluegelhornJerry Bergonzi tenor saxophoneMike Richmond bassJason Tiemann drums Recorded October 2018 1 NOTEIFICATION (Andy LaVerne) 6:482 GIVE AND TAKE (Andy LaVerne) 5:593 IT’S ALL GOOD … Continue reading

Adam Niewood “Home With You, At Last” (SCCD 31871)

SCCD 31871 Adam Niewood “Home With You, At Last” NYC-based saxophonist/composer Adam Niewood was born into a musical pedigree with jazz saxophonist father and classical pianist mother. The composer of the tunes recorded here is Adam’s father, Gerry Niewood who rose to his fame in the 70s and had achieved a successful career until his untimely death 10 years ago. Adam with his dream rhythm section dedicates this album to his father. ”… craftsmanship and attention to detail is also evident in his music.  Adam Niewood has a distinctly powerful, supple and soulfully intelligent presence.” (Mark F. Turner – AAJ) ADAM NIEWOOD soprano & tenor saxophoneJohn Scofield guitarJohn Patitucci bassJack … Continue reading