This recording was done a new mouthpiece just sent to me by Theo Waynne the “Ambika”. Having worked with Frank Sinatra , Tony Bennet , Mel Torme and Ella Fitzgerald , Joe Williams and many others that vintage and nuanced sound of Coleman Hawkins , Ben Webster , Gene Ammons and Stan Getz is very important to me. I would like to applaud Theo Waynne for his dedication and accomplishments and Bryan Vance General Manager for his incredible care and service. This beautiful arrangement is by my good friend Alan McPike in Scotland.
These singles were mixed by my good friend and master engineer and great guitar player by the way Ray Burghardt. Thank you Ray !
From the GZ archives: a bright 12 bar blues jam inspired by Miles Davis’ Walking with Chick’s Origin band rhythm section – Avishai Cohen on bass and Adam Cruz on drums. Glenn Zottola – I get a call very late one night from Chick Corea and he says “what are doing”. I say I am very tired going to bed. He says why don’t you grab your trumpet and alto and come over. It’s like getting a call from Mozart how can you say no. I get there literally half asleep and we do 2 tunes one take each and I go back home back to bed. Next day he hands me this tape. What a joy to play with this band real loose swingin jazz at it’s best.
In 1964 I was 15 years old and went to the Randall’s Island Jazz Festival in NYC and saw Ahmad Jamal play his hit of the day Poinciana.
Great song written by Johnny Green done by many from the movie. Beautiful arrangement by my good friend Alan Mcpike in Scotland a joy to play.
Beautiful song inspired by Romero and Pamela’s daughter Luisa.
Great song written by Romero Lubambo and Pamela Driggs.
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It was so heartwarming getting this comment from Alan Bergman who wrote the lyrics to the great song by Michel Legrand. “What a wonderful rendition of the song. It is great to hear a jazz sax player with feeling. He has a great sound”
It is so great collaborating with great Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo and his wonderful wife and beautiful singer Pamela Driggs on this great Chick Corea classic.