Brian Charette “Groovin’ With Big G” (SCCD 31857)

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 … Continue reading

Louis Smith – Just Friends (SCCD 31096)

SCCD 31096 Just Friends / Louis Smith Quintet Louis Smith’s first session in 18 years turned out to be a “ rewarding hard-bop outing of outstanding freshness ” ( Melody Maker ) 1. Blues for Jimmy (Louis Smith)2. Lulu (Louis Smith)3. Vaughn's bounce (Louis Smith)4. Quiet nights (Antonio Carlos Jobim)5. I remember Clifford (Benny Golson)6. Oleo (Sonny Rollins)7. Minor bit (Louis Smith) UPC/EAN: 716043109623 … Continue reading