What an exceptional rendition of a Billy Stayhorn classic.
Not only did Terell Stafford and Tim Warfield capture the era of jazz that this song was created in but they absolutely nailed and made it their own. With a more than sassy trumpet surge then a tenor drawing you into a sexy wail this entire quintet brings back that smoky age of a 40’s and 50’s holy grail sound that makes you feel like you are sitting in The Royal Roost on Broadway, one of NY’s finest of that day.
The sound is explosive and the entire album ignited, the Duke would be proud.
This Side Of Strayhorn released in 2011, jazz never sounded so alive.
Terell Stafford – trumpet
Tim Warfield – soprano and tenor sax
Bruce Barth – piano
Peter Washington – bass
Dana Hall – drums