Around the Corner

Around the Corner

by Grant Stewart

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Overview

Grant Stewart is a solid mainstream tenor saxophonist who has proven himself to be well-versed in the jazz canon over his many albums as a leader. After recording several CDs for Sharp Nine with a traditional piano trio, Stewart opted for different backing for this 2010 session, with guitarist Peter Bernstein, bassist Peter Washington (who has recorded more than once with him), and drummer Phil Stewart. Opening with a nimble, hard-blowing bop setting of the the old 1920s war horse "Get Happy," Stewart switches to soprano sax for Tadd Dameron's infrequently performed "The Scene Is Clean," cooling things off a bit. There are several less familiar songs, including a robust interpretation of Alec Wilder's "That's My Girl," a snappy take of Duke Ellington's "Blue Rose" (which also showcases Washington to good effect), and pianist Barry Harris' cheerful bop vehicle "Around the Corner." Stewart again switches to soprano for a heartfelt rendition of the bittersweet ballad "Maybe September." Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2010
Label: Sharp Nine
UPC: 0601917104623
catalogNumber: 1046
Rank: 143081

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grant Stewart   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Peter Bernstein   Guitar
Peter Washington   Bass
Phil Stewart   Drums

Technical Credits

Tadd Dameron   Composer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Barry Harris   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Joe Marciano   Engineer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Marc Edelman   Producer
Judy Lamirand   Graphic Design
Bill Engvick   Composer
Gilad Edelman   Liner Notes

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