LIFEFORCE JAZZ Releases Masterpiece TOGETHER by Two Time Grammy Winner, Bassist JAMES LEARY!
(Published: May 02, 2012)
On Tuesday May 8th, 2012, Lifeforce Jazz released a stellar CD of original compositions and arrangements entitled, Together by James Leary, recorded in two outstanding recording sessions.
Performing with the Count Basie Orchestra for many years and winning two Grammy's along the way, James has also performed with Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Hutcherson, Max Roach, Randy Weston, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. James Leary delivers here with grand excellence!
Tracks 1-7 were originally released on vinyl that featured a host of Bay Area legends including Joe Henderson, Eddie Marshall, George Cables, and two master percussionists Babatunde Lea and Kenneth Nash! Unfortunately a lack of promotions left this jewel unheard by national jazz lovers.
The final 6 were recorded in the Los Angeles area with a different group of masters including Eric Reed, George Harper, Dwight Trible and Lifeforce Jazz co-founder Billy Higgins!
While the recording is loaded with musical brilliance it's the writing, arranging and playing of the leader James Leary that holds everything together, locks it in place and moves the music forward. As label CEO Dawan Muhammad recalls Joe Henderson saying, "This recording was the inspiration for me getting my West Coast Big Band back together".
The title track features Dwight Trible and Billie Higgins and while it shifts in moods it swings with great madness!
Whether it's the super arranging of the big band tunes, the soaring, scorching sax soloing of Joe Henderson, the tenderness of the bass and piano duo with George Cables or James' gentle fluidity throughout track 7, Wajumbe, James Leary's bass is at the bottom of it all!
With the commitment of Lifeforce Jazz, James Leary and his CD Together will reach the top!!
Available online and at http://www.lifeforcejazz....
Promotional contact: Craig Neely-Pro Marketing Entertainment-415-240-3679
More Information: http://www.jameslearymusic.com