Kevin Hays has played with the most important and influential musicians in jazz such as Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Chris Potter, Al Foster, Joe Henderson, Buster Williams, Art Farmer and Joshua Redman, featured on many recordings, and released 10 albums as bandleader so far. At Jazzahead! 2016 he showcases how to sing and play the piano!
Kevin Hays (p), Chris Mees (b), and Nasheet Waits (dr)
There’s a lot to enjoy during the weekend – I hope it goes as smooth as Nicholas Payton’s Fleur de Lis.
Nicholas Payton: trumpet; Kevin Hays: piano and Fender Rhodes; Vicente Archer: bass; Marcus Gilmore: drums; Daniel Sadownick: percussion.
In the year 2001, Chris Potter wanted to express how he had gotten all his heritage, looking at the names of those who composed the tracks, we clearly understand how much he owes and respects tradition and history.
Tracks: The Source (for John Coltrane), Shadow (for Joe Henderson), Sun King (for Sonny Rollins), High Noon (for Eddie Harris), Eurydice (for Wayne Shorter), The Mind’s Eye Intro, The Mind’s Eye (for Michael Brecker-Joe Lovano), Gratitude (for all the Past Masters), The Visitor (for Lester Young), Body & Soul (for Coleman Hawkins), Star Eyes (for Charlie Parker), Vox Humana (for Ornette Coleman), What’s New (for the Current Generation)
Personnel: Chris Potter, tenor, alto, and soprano saxes, bass clarinet, alto flute, Chinese wood flute; Kevin Hays, piano, Fender Rhodes; Scott Colley, bass; Brian Blade, drums
Wednesday calls for something really extraordinary and emotional. Mark Turner brings clarity, brightness and sophistication – precisely what I need to face the rest of the week.
Tracks:I Loves You Porgy; Some Other Time; Nefertiti; Skylark; No More; All Or Nothing At All; Visions; Alone And I; Late Lament; Jesus Maria.
Personnel: Mark Turner, tenor saxophone; Kevin Hays, piano; Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar; Larry Grenadier, bass; Brian Blade, drums.
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