Back in New York

Back in New York

by Scott Hamilton Quartet
     
 
Thirty years after unexpectedly emerging as the bright young hope for traditional jazz, tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton has matured into a master. He gets the royal treatment on this exceptional showcase for his fully developed horn conception by way of the Bill Charlap Trio, perhaps the finest piano trio in jazz today. With Charlap providing the saxophonist with

Overview

Thirty years after unexpectedly emerging as the bright young hope for traditional jazz, tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton has matured into a master. He gets the royal treatment on this exceptional showcase for his fully developed horn conception by way of the Bill Charlap Trio, perhaps the finest piano trio in jazz today. With Charlap providing the saxophonist with sensitive and appropriate support at every turn -- not to mention some stunning keyboard solos -- and the boyant bounce of bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, Hamilton gets the ride of his life. There may be slight touches of bop in Hamilton’s style, but at heart he’s still enamored with swing stylists like Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, and Lester Young. Yet while Hamilton suggests these giants, he has found his own instrumental voice, one that evokes pleasure at every turn. Hamilton makes consistently fine albums; this one is among his very best.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Journeyman tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton keeps things light and swinging on Back in New York. Bringing to mind a mix of Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster, Hamilton has always displayed an unerring classicist aesthetic, and this album is no exception. Featuring the deft rhythm section of pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington, Back in New York is a template for what solid modern mainstream jazz should sound like. To these ends, Hamilton kicks things into gear with a sprightly take on "What Is This Thing Called Love," nudges his way through a tasty samba version of "Love Letters," and keeps thing warm and fuzzy on "This Is Always."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431227427
catalogNumber:
2274
Rank:
18473

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott Hamilton Quartet   Primary Artist
Scott Hamilton   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Washington   Drums
Bill Charlap   Piano
Peter Washington   Bass,Double Bass

Technical Credits

Paul James   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Scott Hamilton   Producer,Audio Production
Bud Powell   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Walter Fuller   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Charles Strouse   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Peter Straub   Liner Notes
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Kay Swift   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Nicholas Brodszky   Composer
Lee Adams   Composer
Kurt Sievert   Art Direction

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