A fifteen movement suite based on the series of paintings by the abstract expressionist artist Barnett Newman entitled "The Stations of the Cross". The style of music on the album ranges from straight ahead Jazz, open form - ECM, free Jazz and avant-chromatic funk. Album produced by Jay Bianchi.
In 2005 I assembled a quintet to record a series of new contemporary Jazz compositions. This recording features Charlie Gushee, tenor sax; Elliot Honig, piano; Colin Campbell, bass and Eric Peters, drums. The Quintet has performed at Small's, Cornelia Street Cafe, Puppet's Jazz Bar, as well as participating in festivals and conferences for the past 7 years.
Dedication was my first CD release in 14 years and my first based in New York City. It features some great musicians - Charlie Gushee, tenor sax; Terry Schwandron, trombone; Elliot Honig, piano; Rich Russo, bass and Don Perman, drums. Shortly after the release of Dedication, the sextet performed as the main Jazz group each Friday for the next year and a half at the Green Room in Chelsea. Straight ahead Jazz with a three horn front line.
The New Standards from Selim Music Publishing (a subsidiary of milessmiles productions) contains my original published compositions and can be reviewed under the Albums/Publishing tab as a sub page to my BIO.
Each volume of the New Standards series is $25.00 includes shipping in the U.S.Bill StevensSelim Music Publishing
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