Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday Music Muse Day - Eastman Jazz Trio, Wayne Shorter.

On this quiet Easter Day, I have just two Sunday Music Muse Day selections.  First is the Eastman Jazz Trio "the question is...". For non-locals, "This recording presents performances by the Eastman Jazz trio, the in-house faculty rhythm section of the Eastman School of Music" , Harold Danko on piano, Rich Thompson on drums, and Jeff Campbell on bass, with guest Clay Jenkins on trumpet, a new member of the jazz faculty at the time, leading to the formation of the Eastman Jazz Quartet.  Besides being well-respected teachers, they each have a impressive resume of music experience in the jazz world. I'm continually amazed at quality and quantity the Eastman School of Music contribution to Rochester's musical culture.  I've had the pleasure of meeting several Eastman faculty members, like Rich Thompson, Bob Sneider, and Mike Melito, attending many of their live gigs.  Picking up another one of their CDs is always treat.

Next is jazz legend (and that's no overstatement) Wayne Shorter Alegria, a 4/5 star rated CD the one reviewer called, "-- at least to many critics who welcomed his return to highly cerebral acoustic post-bop".  This is very adventurous outing that will leave you excited at the twist and turn Shorter still presents in his music that begs for repeated listening. 

 So, if no one has said it, have a wonderful, peaceful, Happy Easter and Passover.

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