Connect

Charles Tolliver

SKU: GB1561

Barcode: 5060708610135

19.00 £19.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Label: Gearbox
  • Released Date: 31st July 2020
  • Buying Format:
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Jazz Trumpet legend, founder of the uber-cool Strata East label that spawned Gil Scott Heron, is back with Connect, his first studio album in 13 years.Recorded to tape at RAK Studios in London last November by Tony Platt (The Bad Plus, Abdullah Ibrahim, Bob Marley), the four-track album features the Charles Tolliver All-Stars, comprising some of the most experienced jazz musicians of New York : Jesse Davis on alto saxophone, Keith Brown on piano, Buster Williams on double bass, and Lenny White on drums. The album also bridges together New York and London by featuring leading British saxophonist Binker Golding on two tracks, (Binker & Moses, Moses Boyd Exodus, Zara McFarlane.) Connect will be Charles’ first release via London-based independent label Gearbox Records, who are responsible for recent releases by Abdullah Ibrahim, Binker & Moses, Butcher Brown, and Theon Cross.. Charles Tolliver has been a recipient of the Downbeat Critic’s Choice for the Trumpet category. In 1969 he formed the quartet Music Inc which has become internationally respected for its innovative trumpet quartet approach. Charles and his Music Inc, has toured in North and South America, Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan performing at festivals, concerts, radio and television stations. In 1970 he and his alter ego fellow musician artist Stanley Cowell created Strata-East Records which he has steadfastly kept alive straight into the present.

In recent times, Charles issued his 2007 album, Grammy-nominated big band recording “With Love” through Blue Note, whilst the Jazz Journalists Association presented him with the “Best Large Ensemble of the Year 2007” award for his new tour de force group, The Charles Tolliver Big Band. In 2009, he released a live big band album entitled “Emperor March”, recorded at the Blue Note in New York.

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Track Listings

1. Copaestic
2. Blue Soul
3. Suspicion
4. Emperor March

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