Sunday, September 18, 2011

Scott Colley Trio @ Jazz Standard 9/6/11

Awesome power trio!  Scott is on my list to see anything he is in when it works out.  He attracts similar great people to play with.  I love that Chris is in his trio and he is also usually Chris' bassist.  Antonio Sanchez was a great choice of drummer.

I loved Scott's compositions.  Most were upbeat and one was quite funky.  It was an awesome set.

Chris Potter – tenor saxophone
Scott Colley – bass
Antonio Sanchez – drums

He’s been the first–call bassist of choice for such jazz legends as Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Andrew Hill, and Michael Brecker. His remarkably empathetic skills, strong melodic sense and improvisational abilities have bolstered groups led by colleagues Chris Potter, Adam Rogers, Brian Blade, David Binney, and Kenny Werner. But it is as a composer and bandleader in his own right that Scott Colley has flourished in recent years, as evidenced by a string of recordings from his 1996 debut Portable Universe (Freelance) through his CAM Jazz CDs Architect of the Silent Moment (2007) and Empire (2010). Tonight, Scott rejoins saxophonist Chris Potter (featured on Colley’s 2001 album Magic Line) and recruits ace drummer Antonio Sanchez for two sets of probing melodic improvisation.

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