Thursday, March 16, 2017

Julian Vaughn - Hey Lester! (FRESH SOUND RECORDS 2017)

Hey Lester! Is a composition dedicated to Lester Bowie who was a great jazz trumpeter and married to the late great Fontella Bass whose big hit was Rescue Me. Lester was one of my biggest influencers and inspirations. A bit more about my original compositions: New Leans was inspired from the rebirth of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The concept of Afro Blues was an idea inspired combining the blues of Nat King Cole and John Coltrane together. What’s Up is a different piece I created alongside my girl Dana Leese Roth. Three Strikes was originally in 3/4 which I later changed to 4/4.

01. Hey Lester! (Julian Vaughn) 4:02
02. Three Strikes (Julian Vaughn) 7:50
03. He Bop (Fredrik Carlquist) 5:06
04. Afro Blue (Santamaria-Vaughn) 4:01
05. New Leans (Julian Vaughn) 5:23
06. Equinox (John Coltrane) 7:30
07. Night and Day (Cole Porter) 6:29
08. Yes or No (Wayne Shorter) 8:34
09. What’s Up (Julian Vaughn) 3:52

Albert Bover (piano)
Fredrik Carlquist (tenor sax)
Dennis “El Huevo” Hernández (trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Barnabas Hangonyi (cello)

Special Guest Artists
Randy Greer (vocals on #4)
Danna Leese Roth (vocals on #9)
Fernando Tejero (keyboards)