sábado, 20 de mayo de 2017

Sean Jones - Live from Jazz at the Bistro (MACK AVENUE RECORDS 2017)

The young jazz veteran trumpeter Sean Jones believes passionately in championing the creative arc of artists who are committed to their life journey. “I think the progression of the art form [jazz] comes with people being allowed to be themselves in their rawest form with no compromise,” he has noted and added, “My body of work is going to show a progression of who Sean Jones is in the most honest form.”

While he spoke these words a few years ago, they serve as a vivid manifesto for his new Mack Avenue Records album, Live from Jazz at the Bistro, his eighth for the label and arguably the most dynamic, playful and loose-limbed excursion of his career. Indeed, the 38-year-old Jones brings to the sessions a stalwart poise, the fire of ecstasy and a whimsy in motion. “In a nutshell, I’ve been wanting to do a live album for a while,” he says. “I wanted to capture the band’s energy live and record what it’s like to go to one of my gigs. Granted, recording in a studio creates a polished sound where the music is all tied up. But this album, it’s real raw.”


1) Art's Variable 
2) Lost, Then Found 
3) Piscean Dichotomy 
4) Doc's Holiday 
5) The Ungentrified Blues 
6) Prof 7) BJ'S Tune

Sean Jones - trumpet
Orrin Evans - piano
Brian Hogans - saxophone
Luques Curtis - double bass
Obed Calvaire - drums
Mark Whitfield Jr. - drums