Reference: SA 032
Bar code: 8427328450324
01. Hey Lester! (Julian Vaughn) 4:02
02. Three Strikes (Julian Vaughn) 7:50
03. He Bop (Fredrik Carlquist) 5:06
04. Afro Blue (Santamaria-Vaughn) 4:01
05. New Leans (Julian Vaughn) 5:23
06. Equinox (John Coltrane) 7:30
07. Night and Day (Cole Porter) 6:29
08. Yes or No (Wayne Shorter) 8:34
09. What’s Up (Julian Vaughn) 3:52
Track #1 is dedicated to trumpeter Lester Bowie
Track #5 was inspired by the recent rebirth of New Orleans
Julian Vaughn (drums), Albert Bover (piano), Fredrik Carlquist (tenor sax), Dennis “El Huevo” Hernández (trumpet, Flugelhorn), Barnabas Hangonyi (cello).
Special Guest Artists: Randy Greer (vocals on #4), Danna Leese Roth (vocals on #9), Fernando Tejero (keyboards).
Recorded at Estudis Nomada 57, Barcelona, 2016
Recorded and mixed by Julian Vaughn & Pere Aguilar
Sound engineer: Fernando Novillo & Quim Durban
Photos: Natan Sans, Selector Marx
Producewd by Julian Vaughn
Exceutive producer: Jordi Pujol
Hey Lester! Is a composition dedicated to Lester Bowie who was a great jazz trumpeter and married to the late great Fontella Bass whose big hit was Rescue Me. Lester was one of my biggest influencers and inspirations. A bit more about my original compositions: New Leans was inspired from the rebirth of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The concept of Afro Blues was an idea inspired combining the blues of Nat King Cole and John Coltrane together. What’s Up is a different piece I created alongside my girl Dana Leese Roth. Three Strikes was originally in 3/4 which I later changed to 4/4.
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