RED HOT!....Honored in Down Beat's International Critic's Poll as one of the Top Ten Trumpeters Deserving Wider Recognition...and labeled as a "national treasure" by the renowned Dave Douglas, Rex Richardson is nothing short of brilliant - Here he teams with dynamic sax-man, Dave Wilson, coined by NPR as "...one of the finest saxophonists in the business..." ...then, they added a PRIMO rhythm section: Do the MATH - this this is RED HOT!!!
Rex Richardson has become one of America’s busiest crossover trumpet artists and composers. He regularly appears as a recitalist and soloist in jazz and classical contexts at major festivals, concert halls, and jazz clubs throughout the world.... He is a veteran of the acclaimed chamber group Rhythm & Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet and Sextet. He teaches Trumpet, jazz improvisation and chamber music at Virginia Commonwealth University and hold the title of International Tutor in Trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music in England. He tours throughout the year as a clinician, recitalist, and soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles, big bands, and brass bands.
Steve Wilson has attained ubiquitous status in the studio and on the stage with the greatest names in jazz, as well as critical acclaim as a bandleader in his own right. A musician's musician, Wilson has brought his distinctive sound to more than 100 recordings led by such celebrated and wide-ranging artists as Chick Corea, George Duke, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Dianne Reeves, Bill Bruford, Gerald Wilson, Maria Schneider, Joe Henderson, Charlie Byrd, Billy Childs, Karrin Allyson, Don Byron, Bill Stewart, James Williams, and Mulgrew Miller among many others. Wilson has seven recordings under his own name, leading and collaborating with such stellar musicians as Lewis Nash, Carl Allen, Steve Nelson, Cyrus Chestnut, Greg Hutchinson, Dennis Irwin, James Genus, Larry Grenadier, Ray Drummond, Ben Riley, and Nicholas Payton.
TRACK LISTING: 1. Tell, Tell Me Again - Trey Pollard; 2. Red Shift - Rex Richardson ; 3. Cyclical - Brian Jones ; 4. Seeing Star (Blue Shift) - Rex Richardson ; 5. The Benevolent One - Steve Wilson ; 6. Big Sur - Brian Jones ; 7. Tomorrow's Destiny - Woody Shaw ; 8. Blues for David Henry - Randall Pharr
FEATURED ARTSITS: Rex Richardson: trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet; Steve Wilson: alto saxophone; Randall Pharr: bass; Brian Jones: drums; Trey Pollard: guitar