SCCD 31857 Brian Charette “Groovin’ With Big G”
Big G as in George Coleman, Sr.
The legendary tenor saxophonist is the featured artist here on Brian Charette’s new album. George Coleman is the recipient of 2015 NEA (The National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Masters Awards, the highest honor USA gives to jazz musician.
For B-3’s most adventurous and talented practitioner Brian Charette who has known the Coleman father and son for more than a couple of decades, this recording materialized as a musical homecoming.
“Both B-3 stylist and student, serious jazz scholar and glitzy entertainer, Charette is a burning soloist who understands the tradition of the Hammond B-3 as well its future—just as certainly as he understands his place in that lineage.” (Ken Micallef Downbeat Magazine)
BRIAN CHARETTE Hammond B3 organ
GEORGE COLEMAN tenor saxophone
VIC JURIS guitar
GEORGE COLEMAN JR. drums
Recorded December 2017
1 Stella By Starlight (Victor Young) 8:18
2 Body And Soul (Johnny Green) 6:22
3 On A Misty Night (Tadd Dameron) 7:34
4 Alligator Boogaloo (Lou Donaldson) 8:31
5 Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock) 8:24
6 Father And Son (Brian Charette) 7.06
7 Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma)10:03
8 Never Let Me Go (Jay Livingston / Ray Evans) 8:49
9 Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins) 4:32
Total Playing Time 69:33