Sunnyside Records announces new Jamie Baum Septet release
(Published: May 24, 2008)
Jazz flutists are rare: Eric Dolphy, Hubert Laws, James Newton, and Kent Jordan, come to mind as some of the best and brightest on that instrument. With her new release and Sunnyside debut CD, Solace, the critically acclaimed flutist/composer/bandleader Jamie Baum joins that illustrious list. Backed by her long-standing septet featuring trumpeter Ralph Alessi, saxophonist/bass clarinetist Douglas Yates, French horn virtuoso Vincent Chancey, pianist George Colligan, bassist Johannes Weidenmueller, and drummer Jeff Hirshfield, Baum delivers an impressive CD that is the definitive display of her all-encompassing talents and is comprehensive in its musical scope.
Her earlier recordings as a leader include: Undercurrents (Konnex, 1994) featuring Randy Brecker, Sight Unheard (GM, 1997) featuring Dave Douglas and Kenny Werner earned 4 stars in DownBeat, and was described by JazzTimes as "one of the year's most innovative projects," and Moving, Forward, Standing Still (Omnitone, 2004) featuring her septet, which earned numerous 4-star reviews, and was included as one of the Best CDs of 2004 in both DownBeat and Jazziz magazines and was #1 Jazz CD of the year in Lisbon's Diario Noticias.
More Information: http://www.sunnysiderecords.com
Submitted By: Sunnyside Records/Jamie Baum