Samuel Blaser Early in the Mornin’
Samuel Blaser (trombone), Russ Lossing (keys), Masa Kamaguchi (bass) Gerry Hemingway (drums)
guests: Oliver Lake (alto sax), Wallace Roney (trumpet)
Track listing: 01. Early in the Mornin' (feat. Oliver Lake) 02. Creepy Crawler 03. Tom Sherman's Barroom 04. Murderer's Home 05. The Carpenter (feat. Wallace Roney) 06. Levee Camp Moan Blues (feat. Wallace Roney & Oliver Lake) 07. Klaxon 08. Mal's Blues 09. Black Betty 10. Lonesome Road Blues
Total running time: 48:00 minutes
Produced under the artistic direction of Robert Sadin
The Blues, with its deeply rooted, moving expression is a never-ending source of inspiration for composer and trombonist Samuel Blaser. This talented musician weaves the essence of current and former jazz scenes together with a contemporary touch that breathes new life into this musical tradition. Produced under the artistic direction of Robert Sadin "Early in the Mornin’" celebrates the broad appeal of the Blues.
On this album, Samuel Blaser reinterprets tunes originating in the Blues that are derived from work songs, country music or English and Irish folk music. Hailed many times by The New York City Jazz Record, Downbeat and Jazz Magazine as one of the trombonists and composers who count today, Samuel Blaser is a musician sensitive to the importance of simple melodic lines, and who seeks to widen the musical scope of his instrument while preserving the personal touch of his tone quality.