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Artist: Whitaker, Rodney
Title: Common Ground: The Music Of Gregg Hill
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82780
Barcode:805558278020 itemnumber=1000123580
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 5/17/2019
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Modern jazz Quintet 

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Promotional Info
National performances; 340 US radio and press contacts services including JazzWeek reporting stations

Famed bassist Rodney Whitaker brings together an all-star unit of generational contemporaries, each a modern master and colleague of long standing, to interpret a sampling of tunes from composer Gregg Hill's pen, compositions that Whitaker found particularly inspiring. With trumpeter Terrell Stafford, saxophonist Tim Warfield, pianist Bruce Barth, and drummer Dana Hall, Whitaker guides the flow with a mammoth sound and harmonic acumen, as his partners apply their individualistic voices to eight tunes that Whitaker describes as "modern bebop and 21st century soul jazz," emphasizing melodic development and the will to swing. For 4 of his pieces, Hill partnered with vocalist Rockelle Fortin, Whitaker's daughter, to write lyrics and add her voice to the ensemble.

Track Listing
[7:15]  Technocats 

[5:49]  Common Ground 

[8:19]  Tribute 

[6:50]  The Ringer 

[4:35]  Phoenix 

[4:30]  A Cool Breeze Runs Through E. Lansing 

[11:13]  Aftershock 

[6:33]  Remembrance 

Performers on this Album
Terell Stafford: trumpet and flugelhorn
Tim Warfield: alto, tenor, soprano saxophones
Bruce Barth: piano
Rodney Whitaker: bass
Dana Hall: drums
Rockelle Fortin: vocals (2,3,5,6)
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Solid Sound Recording Co., Ann Arbor, MI
Original Recording Engineer: Eric Wojahn
Mastering Facility: Solid Sound Recording Co., Ann Arbor, MI
Mastering Engineer: Eric Wojahn
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