martes, 10 de enero de 2017

Chris Byars - The Music of Frank Strozier (SteepleChase Productions ApS 2017)



Chris Byars’s ongoing endeavour to re-discover and celebrate works by outstanding jazz composers of the past generations produced here another collection of gems by alto saxophonist Frank Strozier superbly arranged by Byars.

Born in Memphis, TN in 1937 Frank Strozier grew up playing piano in the nourishing Memphis blues/jazz environment. Strozier established himself in New York as highly acclaimed alto sax player and composer in the 1960s, performing a. o. as a member of The Miles Davis Sextet.

“The music of Duke Jordan is surely worthy of re-appraisal and when it is refurbished and re-interpreted as creatively as it is here it emerges as much more than a trip down memory lane but serves as inspirational source material upon which to build a new music.”
(Euan Dixon – Jazz Views on SCCD 31787 The Music of Duke Jordan)

JOHN MOSCA trombone
STEFANO DOGLIONI bass clarinet
JAMES BYARS oboe
PASQUALE GRASSO guitar
ARI ROLAND bass
STEFAN SCHATZ drums

01. Extension 27 8:33
02. Neicy 7:08
03. Remember Me 6:43
04. Idle One 4:39
05. For Chris 7:26
06. Long Night 9:53
07. Just Think It Over 6:54
08. Some Other Time 6:48
09. Ollie 4:01
10. Will I Forget 7:48