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 10 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.
International Orders, add $5.00 shipping per volume to:
Bill StevensSelim Music Publishing
54 W. 16th Street #2E
New York, N.Y. 10011