The 10 year collaboration of the Jeff Hamilton Trio continues with Red Sparkle. The recording showcases classics Laura and A Sleepin' Bee as well as the pop hit On and On, Monk's Bye Ya and the Johnny Mercer standard Too Marvelous for Words. I Know You Oh So Well was penned the great Ray Brown and features beautiful bowing by bassist Luty. The four original compositions by members of the Trio include Ain't That A Peach, the perfect upbeat opener by Hamilton, Hat's Dance, a rhythmic collaboration for Hamilton's drums and Hendleman's piano, Red Sparkle, Hamilton's up-tempo showcase for the trio named for the look of his first drum set and Luty's contribution, In An Ellingtone.
•Full promotion to over 300 reviewers and 300 radio stations with follow-up by radio promoters and publicist. Feature article in Modern Drummer Magazine coming in early 2012. National tour to support the release through most major cities.