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Morning Star

Vincent Herring & Earth Jazz

Morning Star

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917329728
Catnr: CR 73297
Release date: 01 February 2010
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Challenge Records
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0608917329728
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CR 73297
Release date
01 February 2010
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Vincent Herring & Earth Jazz | Vincent Herring: saxophone | Joris Dudli: drums | Anthony Wonsey: piano | Richie Goods: bass.

After performing live for five years now, the members of Earth Jazz have developed a very distinct sound that draws on their collective experiences. “And on this recording we tried to get the same vibe in the studio that we get live on gigs,” explains Goods. “That’s why some of the songs are kind of long because everybody blows. This is no smooth jazz group, everybody in this band solos, and we blow like we’re playing a bebop set even though it’s in a funky setting.” With Dudli and Goods acting as the lock down Mike Clark-Paul Jackson rhythm tandem of this Earth Jazz quartet, they strike a nice balance between slamming grooves and freewheeling improvisation on Goods’ “Citizen of Zamunda,” Dudli’s energized “Tom Tom” and Wonsey’s savvy backbeat fueled Earth Jazz treatment of John Coltrane’s “Naima.” Herring soars majestically on soprano sax on Wonsey’s vibrant rhapsody “Black Fairytales” and demonstrates soulful restraint and lyricism on alto on his own reflective “Never Forget.” Grant’s “Morning Star” has Dudli swinging briskly with brushes beneath Herring’s relaxed, pungent alto tones, Wonsey’s chiming Fender Rhodes electric piano and Goods’ contrapuntal basslines. And the emotionally-charged closer, Dudli’s gospel flavored “You Got Soul,” has Herring testifying on alto sax alongside Wonsey’s churchy piano comping and Goods’ warm, woody upright bass lines.

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Vincent Herring

Vincent has developed into a virtuoso with a voice that is uniquely intense and vigorous with energy and direction. He is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation. Vincent first toured Europe and the United States with Lionel Hampton’s big band in the early 1980’s. As he developed his musicianship he began to work with Nat Adderley a liaison that continued for nine years. Along the way he worked and / or recorded with Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, Larry Coryell, Steve Turre, The Mingus Big Band, Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Carla Bley, and John Hicks. Other special concert and...
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Vincent has developed into a virtuoso with a voice that is uniquely intense and vigorous with energy and direction. He is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation.
Vincent first toured Europe and the United States with Lionel Hampton’s big band in the early 1980’s. As he developed his musicianship he began to work with Nat Adderley a liaison that continued for nine years. Along the way he worked and / or recorded with Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, Larry Coryell, Steve Turre, The Mingus Big Band, Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Carla Bley, and John Hicks. Other special concert and projects have included special guest soloist engagements with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center. Vincent also appeared as a guest soloist at Carnegie Hall with John Faddis and The Carnegie Hall Big Band.
While amassing these impressive credentials, Vincent continues to develop his own voice and style. In addition to the legends and peers he has worked with Vincent is inspired by a collage of diverse musical influences. Which is reflected in his original band called Earth Jazz Agents.
Vincent is also involved in Jazz education. He is currently on staff at William Patterson University as well as conducting master classes and jazz workshops at Juilliard. Vincent has also conducted master classes on jazz improvising at Duke and Cornell Universities.
Vincent has recorded 15 CD’s as a leader and can be heard on over 200 as a sideman.

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Earth Jazz Agents

A spirited band that has been touring intensly for the past 7 years and still doing so. The band has developed an original, contemporary sound that bridges tradition with our times. This band is invigorating, dynamic and energetic. The fan base is growing and attracts new young listeners and satifies the long- established jazz fan. Everyone in the band is a composer and in love with the music. Vincent Herring on saxophone, Anthony Wonsey on piano & keyboards, Richie Goods on electric & acoustic bass and Joris Dudli on drums. Vincent Herring- saxophones Undoubtedly, one of today’s most important voices of the jazz saxophone, Vincent has recorded over 14 CD’s as a leader and over 200 as a sideman. His...
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A spirited band that has been touring intensly for the past 7 years and still doing so. The band has developed an original, contemporary sound that bridges tradition with our times. This band is invigorating, dynamic and energetic. The fan base is growing and attracts new young listeners and satifies the long- established jazz fan. Everyone in the band is a composer and in love with the music. Vincent Herring on saxophone, Anthony Wonsey on piano & keyboards, Richie Goods on electric & acoustic bass and Joris Dudli on drums. Vincent Herring- saxophones Undoubtedly, one of today’s most important voices of the jazz saxophone, Vincent has recorded over 14 CD’s as a leader and over 200 as a sideman. His long list of credits includes:The Freddie Hubbard Quintet, Nat Adderley Quintet, Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Kenny Barron Quintet, Steve Turre, Cedar Walton Quartet, Jack De Johnette’s Special Edition, Louis Hayes, Nancy Wilson and many others. Please ask for detailed discography! Anthony Wonsey- piano Anthony’s dedication and depth of talent earned him a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Since graduating Berklee in 1994 Anthony started working with a variety of important artist. He has recorded and / or toured with Nina Freelon, Kenny Garrett, Carmen Lundy, Antonio Hart, Clark Terry and Chris McBride. During the past few years, Anthony Wonsey found himself in the bands of Elvin Jones, Buster Williams, Lenny White,Nicholas Payton and Pharaoh Sanders. He currently records for Sharp Nine Records. Richie Goods- bass An electric and upright bassist hailing from Pittsburgh, Rich Goods began playing music at a young age. Goods has recorded and toured all over the world with a variety of big-name music acts, ranging from Milt Jackson and Stanley Turrentine to Will Smith, Whitney Houston,Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. The dawn of the new century found Rich Goods on tour with pianist Mulgrew Miller and guitarist Russell Malone, Steps Ahead, and The Manhattan Transfer living in Brooklyn between tours. Joris Dudli- drums Joris has been a steady member of the Vienna Art Orchestra and the Art Farmer Quintet from 1979 to 1985. After moving to the US in 1986, he has performed and recorded with many of the great jazz musicians of the world: The Zawinul Syndicate, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, Mullgrew Miller, Clifford Jordan, Joe Lovano, Joe Henderson, George Garzone and many more.

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