It’s New Music Monday on Lunchtime! with Arturo Gómez on Monday, February 12 at noon — you’ll hear new music from Adam Schroeder & Mark Masters, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and Zach Rich.
Adam Schroeder & Mark Masters: “CT!”
Another exciting recording for Colorado’s own Capri Records based in Bailey, CO. “CT” was one of the legendary trumpeter-composer & educator Clark Terry’s nicknames. When baritone saxophonist Adam Schroeder decided to pay homage to Mr. Terry he called his long-time collaborator, the superlative arranger Mark Masters to work his magic for this big band tribute that features 13 swingin’ tunes written by Clark Terry. Schroeder assembled eleven of the finest Southern California session players to play live in the studio for this album. Stand out players include veterans Bob Sheppard on tenor and soprano saxophones, Francisco Torres plays lead trombone, and the talented Peter Erskine on drums. Like the more seasoned musicians, the younger members of the band all either played with “Mumbles” or were mentored in part by Clark Terry ensuring they all played from the heart due to their personal connection to the legend being honored!
The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: “And So It Goes”
Acknowledged as one of the great big bands of the last 50 years, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra records its first album since the demise of founding member, saxophonist Jeff Clayton to whom they dedicate this recording. The Clayton-Hamilton Ensemble has Colorado ties as co-leaders, John, and the late Jeff Clayton alongside Jeff Hamilton have recorded for Colorado’s own Capri Records and are fixtures as educators and performers at the annual Vail Jazz Festival. Add another link to Colorado, Steve Kovalcheck joins the band as their guitarist and is the featured soloist on two songs! The title of the album is a Billy Joel song and “So It Goes” was intended to highlight Jeff Clayton but now captures the spirit of Jeff that still embodies everything the group plays!
Zach Rich: “Solidarity”
Currently a member of the jazz faculty at the Lamont School of Music at Denver University, Zach is quite an accomplished trombonist and educator who is originally from Wichita, KS. He has been commissioned to compose for the New York Youth Symphony; the Ravinia Steans Music Institute; Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas Music Educators Associations. His performance and award credits are equally impressive. He was recently the lead trombonist for the homecoming of Chie Imaizumi at Dazzle. He won a grant from Boulder’s Pathway to Jazz to help fund his debut recording for OA@ records out of Seattle. Zach is accompanied by the Front Range’s Seth Lewis or Gonzalo Teppa on bass, David Bernot-tenor sax/flute, and trumpeter Shane Endsley, among others. All eight selections were composed and arranged by Rich.
Now in its 21st year of debuting the latest arrivals to the KUVO Jazz library, many of them are played ahead of their official release date. In addition to the music comments, I’ll provide a few tidbits about the artist, if it’s a new or an up-and-coming artist. It all begins at Noon every Monday.
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