Jason Palmer “At Wally’s Volume 1” (SCCD 31855)

SCCD 31855 Jason Palmer “At Wally’s Volume 1” Wally’s, Boston’s historical (est. 1947) live jazz spot, is where the award-winning trumpeter/composer Jason Palmer started to hone his chops some 20 years ago while a student at New England Conservatory. Jason and his Boston-based quintet has been performing there every weekend to the loyal and enthusiastic crowd since 2006. This CD is the first of two documentary live recordings from those electrifying nights in 2016. “Over the past decade, trumpeter Jason Palmer has proven to be one of the most compelling artists of his generation. With each new volume in a series of CDs for SteepleChase, Palmer reveals a different aspect … Continue reading

Jason Palmer “Beauty ‘n’ Numbers – The Sudoku Suite” (SCCD 31820)

SCCD 31820 Jason Palmer “Beauty ‘n’ Numbers – The Sudoku Suite” Trumpeter/Composer/Arranger/Educator/Actor Jason Palmer, the winner of several prestigious competitions including the 2009 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition presents his first quartet album here. As always Jason is keen on sharing with the listeners how the music is conceived, developed and performed in his meticulously organized liner notes. The music which based on a Sudoku game originates in the 2007 commissioned work by the Festival of New Trumpet Music in N.Y.C. “…what a superb record it is; one that will caress the discerning ear and repay hours of repeated listening being a refined post-modern extension of timeless hard-bop … Continue reading

Jason Palmer – Wondaland – Jason Palmer plays Janelle Monáe (SCCD 31800)

SCCD 31800 Jason Palmer “Wondaland – Jason Palmer plays Janelle Monáe” Jason Palmer launched a series of homage recordings of songs composed or made famous by iconic singers of our time a couple of years ago with “Take A Little Trip” SCCD 31750 examining songs associated with Minnie Riperton, which was highly acclaimed by critics and public alike. Palmer here on this his 5th album on the label pays tribute to the artistry of Janell Monáe, a six-time Grammy nominated American psychedelic soul and R & B singer-songwriter. What a novel idea—refurbish songs associated with Minnie Riperton into modern jazz explorations. Fortunately, trumpeter Jason Palmer steered clear from the novelty … Continue reading

Jason Palmer – Take A Little Trip (SCCD 31750)

SCCD 31750 Jason Palmer “Take A Little Trip” Trumpeter/composer Jason Palmer, whom Mark Gardner aptly described as one of the foremost brass players of his generation, has investigated the works by or associated with the legendary singer Minnie Riperton for this his latest album where pop merged with jazz in a most creative way. Jason’s previous release “Here Today” (SCCD 31724) received 4½ stars from DownBeat. Its reviewer Jon Ross remarks, “… Palmer has created an album of lengthy intriguing compositions that are full of engaging extras…Palmer is an exciting player…” 1. Take A Little Trip (Stevie Wonder)2. Lovin' You (Minnie Riperton / Richard Rudolph)3. I'm In Love Again (Minnie … Continue reading

Jason Palmer – Nothing To Hide (SCCD 31699)

First prize of 2009 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. Jason makes his SteepleChase debut with his quintet, which has been serving as the house band at Boston’s historical Wally’s Jazz Café since 2001. “… Jason Palmer reveals a singular originality that surely places him among the foremost brass players of his generation .” (Mark Gardner – from the liner notes) 1. Fly Little Bird Fly (Donald Byrd)2. Nothing To Hide (Jason Palmer)3. LaRue (Clifford Brown)4. The Gigolo (Lee Morgan)5. Strength And Sanity (Booker Little)6. Here And Now (Jason Palmer)7. Luana (Freddie Hubbard)8. Half Nelson (Miles Davis) UPC/EAN: 716043169924 … Continue reading