Louis Hayes : Return Of The Jazz Communicators
Label: SMOKE SESSIONS RECORDS
Abraham Burton: tenor saxophone Steve Nelson: vibraphone David Bryant: piano Dezron Douglas: bass Louis Hayes: drums
• Soul-Leo • Shape Shifting • Lush Life (Intro) • Lush Life • Groovin’ for Nat • It’s to You • Without a Song • Simple Pleasures • Vagabond Ron • Portrait of Jennie • Lou’s Idea • Village Greene
Louis Hayes is arguably the sound of modern jazz, with an unmistakable musical vibe. Here, he reforms a band he co-led with Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson, with a new sound: the vibes/tenor combination of Steve Nelson and Abraham Burton. Hayes provided the rhythmic drive for some of the most important and legendary recordings in jazz history including classics by Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, and McCoy Tyner. A perfect set of small group jazz including ballad features for Nelson and Burton, a toe-tapping tribute to Mulgrew Miller, and inspired playing all around!