On Solstice, pianist Frank Kimbrough chose acclaimed players and longtime musical companions bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Jeff Hirshfield to play the pieces of some of the masters of jazz - musicians who personally influenced Kimbrough. The results: an exquisite musical atmosphere that envelops the enigmatic and the translucent.
Renowned drummer Jorge Rossy lays down his sticks and picks up the mallets as he displays his love of melody on the vibraphone and marimba. Jorge has brought along three old friends, contemporary jazz masters tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and bassist Doug Weiss. Add to the mix legendary drummer Al Foster of Miles Davis fame and you have a potent musical elixir. Modern jazz at its melodic best.
On Charm Offensive, Rueckert's second Pirouet CD, some of the most inventive and successful players on the NY scene join up as drummer Jochen Rueckert, tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, guitarist Mike Moreno, and bassist Orlando le Fleming conduct a captivating musical foray into original musical terrain: Transfigured South Indian music and compositions with an autobiographical feel performed with a mixture of playfulness and profundity.