In I Never Knew That About New York, Christopher Winn digs beneath the gleaming towers and mean streets of New York and discovers its secrets and its hidden treasures.
The New York Trio has produced a series of enjoyable session for Venus since the beginning of the 21st century. Consisting of pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Jay Leonhart and drummer Bill Stewart, their fifth CD together is similar to earlier efforts, concentrating on accessible treatments of selections from the Great American Songbook.
For New York Connection, Scott left his L.A. Express in California and ventured to the Big Apple to join forces with keyboardists Bob James and Richard Tee, guitarist Hugh McCracken, drummer Steve Gadd and others who like the saxman had decent jazz chops, but devoted much of their time to R&B/soul session work.
The New York Gypsy All-Stars, masters of contemporary Balkan Gypsy music, have a musical chemistry with explosive staying power. They were born from the very first proud and loud New York Gypsy Festival, spotlighting Eastern European, Balkan and Gypsy music, it s members comprised of musicians from around the world who have made New York City their home. The All-Stars blend traditional Gypsy, Turkish, Indian, and Latin flavors with a scorching jazz and funk backbone, creating a unique sound which exemplifies NYC in the most eclectic sense possible.