Perhaps it's more than coincidental that Craig Tweddell titled this intriguing recording a snowclone--Away With Words. That might be because this exciting Louisville-based trumpeter/composer hosts a noted weekly jam session at a club named for author and poet--Rudyard Kipling--or, it might suggest most correctly that it's the music that does the word speak here. Away With Words delivers ten superb examples of contemporary-flavored jazz that showcase Tweddell's superior trumpet artistry and also his very formidable compositional skills. As trumpet player and soloist, Tweddell is non-stop high energy. Possessing an inviting, vibrato-less sound ("Thank You Jonathan Larson") and ...read more
Meet Craig Tweddell: Craig Tweddell attended Morehead State University, where he was privileged to study with his hero and mentor Greg Wing, who he credits with instilling within him a work ethic and passion for music that continues to inspire him to this day. Craig discovered and fell in love with jazz music and improvising while at MSU, which he attended on the Musicians' Union Performance Scholarship, and The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Scholarship. He was also a member of the annual KMEA Intercollegiate Jazz Band three times. After graduating from Morehead State, Craig moved to Louisville, Kentucky ...read more
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