Innovative and electrifying Toronto-based drummer Ernesto Cervini has shared the stage with many legendary musicians, including Joe Lovano, Clark Terry, Benny Golson and Buddy DeFranco. He has energy to burn, whether radiating it from behind his drum kit or working on any number of musical and educational projects. His diversity as a musician, which also includes work as an excellent pianist and clarinetist, has allowed him to travel the world, performing in some of the great jazz venues. For his fourth CD as a leader, “Turboprop,” Cervini has expanded his quartet of saxophonist Joel Frahm, pianist Adrean Farrugia and bassist Dan Loomis to a sextet with the addition of a second saxophonist and a trombonist. The sound of the disc is sophisticated and soaring, reminiscent of the hard-swinging Jazz Messenger bands of Art Blakey, and is able to offer an extraordinarily wide range of repertoire; from Charlie Parker to Debussy, plus originals from all the band members.
Expected Release Date: February 3rd, 2015
While living in New York for ten years, Quincy Davis has established himself as one of the premiere drummers of his generation. His playing can be heard on recordings by Tom Harrell, Bobby Watson, Ted Rosenthal and Sachal Vasandani. In addition, he has performed and toured all over the world with jazz luminaries like Kurt Elling, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, the Clayton Brothers and many more. For his debut album as a leader, “Songs in the Key of Q,” Davis is joined by a stellar band which includes saxophonist Dayna Stephens, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, pianist Xavier Davis, and bassists Vicente Archer and Richie Goods.
Also this week, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt is joined by bassist Ben Allison and drummers Billy Drummond and Victor Lewis for an interesting session of originals and standards on “Tales, Musings and Other Reveries”; reedman Kenny Shanker offers up his second release for Posi-Tone Records, “Action City”; and British singer and pianist Jamie Cullum reconnects with his jazz roots on “Interlude.”