June 21, 2024


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CD review: Arkadia Jazz All-Stars – The New Young Lions of Jazz 2021: Video, CD cover

The artists featured on this album, Arkadia Jazz All-Stars: The New Young Lions of Jazz”, are Jazz music’s future legends. They are the “new sounds” in the rich legacy of Jazz. Having played under the last generation’s luminaries… Coltrane, Parker, Davis, Dizzy, etc, these players provide an imaginative breathe of fresh air in Jazz world, and in doing so helped evolved America’s original art form… Jazz.

“4 stars… The “New Thing” really swings on this collection… jazz performed with grace and melody… Swift and stunning performances.” – OUTSIGHT

Arkadia Records and the Arkadia Jazz All-Stars, by virtue of being relatively new, can relate to the Young Lions. We’ve been recording them since our beginnings. We decided that an album that features this new generation of jazz musicians is long overdue, and we want to spotlight them either as sidemen or leaders. …as often the best work is done through cooperative effort.

Recorded specifically for Arkadia Records, “The New Young Lions of Jazz” lets listener’s bear witness to the changing sound of Jazz. You can hear each brick being laid, each branch snapping, and each step taken in a new direction as this group of distinguished musicians evolve their sound with each note played. Don’t miss out on hearing these future legends just because they are young. They’re already musical Masters, the history books just have to catch up.

01.My Favorite Things (feat. Dwayne Burno, Joe Farnsworth & Geoff Keezer) (New Young Lions) 05:06
02.Dance of the Nile (feat. Lonnie Plaxico & James Weidman) (New Young Lions) 05:43
03.Ask Me Now (feat. Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker) (New Young Lions) 06:28
04.What’s Your Choice, Rolls Royce? (feat. John Patitucci & Horacio El Negro Hernandez) (New Young Lions) 05:51
05.The Kicker (feat. Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker) (New Young Lions) 07:13
06.King Porter Stomp (feat. John Clark, Stanton Davis, James Zollar & Buddy Williams) (New Young Lions) 03:08
07.Isotope (feat. Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker) (New Young Lions) 03:54
08.Brother Braden (feat. David Hazeltine & Bruce Cox) (New Young Lions) 05:57
09.Pink Elephant Magic (feat. John Patitucci & Horacio El Negro Hernandez) (New Young Lions) 06:42
10.Street Culture (feat. Jim Vivian & Terry Clarke) (New Young Lions) 06:52
11.Over the Rainbow (feat. Ira Coleman & Horacio El Negro Hernandez) (New Young Lions) 08:20

Kurt Elling: Vocals; Joanne Brackeen: Piano; David Liebman: Soprano sax; John Patitucci: Bass;
Eric Reed: Piano; Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez: Drums; James Carter: Tenor sax; T.K. Blue: Alto sax;
Benny Golson: Tenor sax; Stefon Harris: Vibraphone; James Weidman: Piano; Lonni Plaxico: Bass;
Don Braden: Tenor sax; Ravi Coltrane: Soprano sax; Steve Turre: Trombone; Javon Jackson: Tenor sax;
Geoff Keezer: Piano; Dwayne Burno: Bass; Carl Allen: Drums; Rodney Whitaker: Bass; Terrell Stafford: Trumpet; Randy Brecker: Trumpet; Bob Stewart: Tuba; John Clark: French horn; Chris Potter: Tenor sax;
David Hazeltine: Piano; Nicholas Payton: Trumpet; Joris Teepe: Bass; Paul Tobey: Piano

ARKADIA JAZZ ALL-STARS: The New Young Lions of Jazz - Arkadia Records

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