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Halley continues to be one of the best under-the-radar jazz musicians around. He finds the perfect balance of fiery sound and melodic sweetness, compositional logic and improvisational mania. Album after album, Halley puts out great jazz. Definitely explore this guy's discography.
Spuds is the first track from Back From Beyond, the second CD by the Rich Halley 4. The group features Rich Halley (tenor sax), Michael Vlatkovich (trombone), Clyde Reed (bass), and Carson Halley (drums). This band is about compositional group improvisation and "Spuds" is a good example of how the group does that.
July 30, 2012
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I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com