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Trumpeter Jay Phelps is at the forefront of the young and creative generation of jazz musicians in the UK, with an instantly recognizable warm and projecting tone.
In Jay Walkin'--his solo-debut--Jay departs from the current trend of experimental modernism, occasionally evoking the spirit of the 1940's New York Birdland scene with playful vocals by showman-vocalist Michael Mwenso
Jay Walkin'; Out of the Blue; Six Degrees of Separation; Blue and Sentimental; 10 Years; Semplice; I Love My Mama; A Dose of Aladine; Hola for Ola.
Jay Phelps: trumpet; Shabaka Hutchings: tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Jonathan Gee: piano; Karl Rasheed-Abel: bass; Gene Calderazzo: drums; Michael Mwenso: vocals (2, 7, 8); Oscar Martinez: percussion (3); Dennis Rollins: trombone (5); Jean Toussaint: tenor saxophone (5); Brian Edwards: tenor saxophone (7, 9); Larry Bartley: bass (4, 7, 9); Emma Grimes: violin (4); Caroline Rankin: cello (4).
November 17, 2010
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