Ronnie Cuber “Ronnie’s Trio” (SCCD 31848)

SCCD 31848 Ronnie Cuber “Ronnie’s Trio”

Ronnie Cuber (b. Dec. 25, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York), recognized as one og the most important baritone saxophonists in jazz today, has been composing, arranging and leading his own groups since 1959. His powerful command of the instrument led him to perform and record with amazing array of influential artists in almost all thinkable range of musical spectrum. Yet, this is the very first of basic jazz trio album by Ronnie Cuber, which should have a special place in his discography.

There is not one of his records that contains any half-hearted playing or musical skating. When he plays, it’s serious creative business and he tells a story. If you pick up anything under Cuber’s name, you’re guaranteed a winner …. This recording, ”Ronnie”, released on SteepleChase records, is one of the most vivid and personal saxophone playing ever done on a baritone saxophone. This CD is a shining example of Cuber’s big, beefy baritone sax tone and a fluent technique that is a one of a kind match between the gritty, down-home feeling of R&B and the advanced harmonies of bebop.” (JazzTimes on SCCD 31680 “Ronnie”)

RONNIE CUBER baritone saxophone
JAY ANDERSON bass
ADAM NUSSBAUM drums

Recorded April 2017

1 SILVER’S SERENADE (Horace Silver) 5:50
2 WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE (Cole Porter) 4:18
3 ST. THOMAS (Sonny Rollins) 5:22
4 JEAN-MARIE (Ronnie Mathews) 7:10
5 BODY AND SOUL (Johnny Green) 5:21
6 THE JODY GRIND (Horace Silver) 6:33
7 JUST SQUEEZE ME (Duke Ellington) 7:46
8 BERNIE’S TUNE (Bernie Miller) 4:53
9 SÓ DANÇO SAMBA (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 5:18
10 HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (Fats Waller) 7:45
11 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (Jerome Kern) 7:57
12 LOVER COME BACK TO ME (Sigmund Romberg) 4:31

Total Playing Time 72:45

UPC: 716043184828

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