Chris Spector, Midwest Record
This set reopens the ears to well worn modern classics that are so much a part of the contemporary musical
vocabulary. A winner throughout by some cats that really came to play.
Multi-Instrumentalist / Composer / Arranger Ted Nash Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
with Steve Cardenas
& Ben Allison
World Premiere At Dizzy's Club on September 3 Jazz Week Chart, August 19
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Two-time Grammy winning composer and saxophonist Ted Nash presents the WORLD PREMIERE of his 15th album as a leader- Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
(Plastic Sax Records) on September 3rd at Dizzy's Club! One Night Only!
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th St.
7:30pm & 9:30pm
In Nash's own words:
There was a moment backstage when I wiped a bead of sweat from my temple and glanced over at Steve and Ben. We shook our heads and laughed. It was the only way to express the gratitude and sheer joy we felt about the interplay and trust we just experienced during the past hour on stage at the Havana Jazz Festival.
Our set, comprised of songs from West Side Story, was foremost a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's centennial, but also an opportunity for the trio to continue the tradition we have created interpreting wonderful songs by composers we love. (Our previous release, Quiet Revolution
, was dedicated mainly to the music of Jim Hall
and Jimmy Giuffre
We were welcomed this particular evening equally by a persistent humidity and an enthusiastic crowd, many of whom lingered at the edge of the stage to connect with us as we gathered our gear a little later. 'You have to record this music,' the group implored. And it is because of their insistence we bring the songs to you on this album."
Ted Nash: tenor saxophone, clarinet
Steve Cardenas: guitar
Ben Allison: bass
WPKN Ted Nash interview with jazz host Rick Petrone (45-mins. into program.) LISTEN
1) Jet Song; 2) A Boy Like That; 3) Maria; 4) One Hand, One Heart-; 5) Tonight; 6) America; 7) I Have a Love; 8) Something's Coming; 9) Cool; 10) Somewhere; 11) Somewhere (Reprise).
This set reopens the ears to well worn modern classics that are so much a part of the contemporary musical vocabulary. A winner throughout by some cats that really came to play." —Midwest Record on Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
Nash has that kind of instantly identifiable talent that makes the distracted pay attention." —Time Out Magazine
Nash shows that technical brilliance and innovative indulgence only describe one side of jazz expression; beauty and delicacy are on the other." —Japan Times
Excellence in jazz is all about the freedom to musically explore with an open mind and heart to ultimately find one's voice...Ted Nash achieves that plateau of performance." —Billboard Magazine
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