Friday, January 22, 2016

Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott - Return of the East West Trumpet Summit (2015)

“...brimming with creative imagination, technical fluency, and a deep respect for the jazz tradition.”


With a nod to the fabled trumpet duo sessions of Fats Navarro & Howard McGhee, and Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw, trumpeters Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott's fiery 2010 quintet release "East-West Trumpet Summit," hit #1 on the jazz charts and established the group through their festival and club appearances. Returning to the studio, the two are joined this time by George Colligan on Hammond B-3 Organ and again by drummer Matt Jorgensen as they explore a collection of originals, standards and jazz classics. Included are Wayne Shorter's "United," "Totem Pole" by Lee Morgan, and for the opener they borrow Curtis Fuller's "The Egyptian," also the lead off to Art Blakey's 1966 classic, "Indestructible."

Ray Vega - trumpet & flugelhorn 
Thomas Marriott - trumpet 
George Colligan - B-3 Organ 
Matt Jorgensen - drums

1. The Egyptian 
2. Totem Pole 
3. Misty 
4. United 
5. Firm Roots 
6. The Bourgeoloo (a/k/a At The Summit) 
7. Quasimodo 
8. What Is This Thing Called Love