Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Recording Live

This Friday evening (May 8), saxophonist and composer Russ Nolan (pictured left) returns to Firehouse 12 in New Haven just 51 weeks after his debut appearance.  Since his previous trip to the Elm City performance venue and recording studio, he recorded his 5th CD as a leader.  Titled "Call It What You Want" (Rhinoceruss Music), the disk was issued at the end of March.  However, his trip is not considered a "CD Release Party"; instead, the tenor saxophonist (he also plays soprano) and his regular Quartet - Mike Eckroth (piano), Daniel Foose (bass), and Brian Fishler (drums) - will be recording new material for his next album, "Sanctuary From The Ordinary - Live at Firehouse 12."  

"Call It...." continues Nolan's explorations into Latin rhythm and their usage in the American jazz idiom. To help create the exciting sounds on the CD, he adds percussionists Yasuyo Kimura and Victor Rendon (who plays, among other instruments, the jawbone of an Ass!).  The pieces flow organically, the solos are impressive as are the interactions of all the musicians.  Go to to find out more about Mr. Nolan and get a generous taste of his music.

The Russ Nolan Quartet plays 2 sets - 8:30 and 10 p.m. - for ticket information go to or call 203-785-0468.

Click here to listen to Russ's interview with Chuck Obuchowski on WWUH-FM.

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