“Each song is strictly based on a composition, or multiple compositions, by Charlie Parker. Literally.”
So says Shawn Baltazor in no-nonsense fashion. Of appeal to Partikel or Led Bib fans and not only but also, because of a flying Cecil Tayloresque featured player spot by the globally renowned pianist Jason Moran, followers of the Bandwagon.
Wait but who are the players behind Freebird? Called Walking Distance, who are Caleb Curtis – alto saxophone; Kenny Pexton – tenor saxophone; Adam Coté – bass plus the man doing the talking above, drummer Shawn Baltazor they are from New York city.
Around a while they debuted three years back. Indie label Sunnyside are putting this out releasing it in the annual peak-jazz release period of late-September.
Watch out for it, in case they are lost in the mêlée, otherwise you might not be able to forgive yourself.