Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet CD Release
Michael Jefry Stevens
Feb 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
Asheville, NC
Music : Genre: Jazz
Michael Jefry Stevens | 5:30 PM
Pianist and Composer Michael Jefry Stevens celebrates the release of his latest CD on Konnex Records (Germany) with an evening of his original music for Brass Quartet and acoustic piano. The CD was recorded in New York City in 2006 and features some of the world’s finest brass improvisers including Steve Swell and Dave Taylor (trombones) and Dave Ballou and Ed Sarath (trumpet). These original compositions follow the tradition of brass recordings from early New Orleans ragtime to Coltrane’s “Afro Brass” and beyond. As in much of Michael’s music, there is a strong classical music influence intertwined with his forty plus years as a jazz pianist, composer and band leader.