Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
With download, you'll receive a pdf of the album booklet, including photos, an "Intro to Jazz Crush" by producer, Scout Opatut, and liner notes by Dan Barrett.
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Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
CD includes brilliant artwork by Hayden Jebediah Goodman, photos by Scout Opatut, and a 12- page booklet featuring a beautifully written "Intro to Jazz Crush" by Scout Opatut and masterful liner notes by Dan Barrett.
Includes unlimited streaming of Jazz Crush (feat. Jon-Erik Kellso)
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Saxophonist, clarinetist, vocalist, and composer Evan Arntzen has been dreaming about making an album with trumpet great Jon-Erik Kellso for years. It’s finally happened! Through straight-ahead, swing, blues, and New Orleans-style jazz, Jazz Crush highlights the relationship between the clarinet/saxophone and the trumpet, backed by various combinations of New York's finest swinging players.
Since moving to New York, Arntzen and Kellso have worked together in Grammy nominated Catherine Russell’s band, Grammy award winning Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks (Boardwalk Empire soundtrack), and Kellso’s EarRegulars. Now, spurred on by Producer/Instigator Scout Opatut of 4/4 Creative, they’re using their mutual admiration as the catalyst and centerpiece of this exciting new project.
Opatut says, "Think of some of the great 'jazz crushes' throughout history: King Oliver and Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer, Billie Holiday and Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Jelly Roll Morton and himself... Imagine if these artists never had the opportunity to showcase their special musical bond for us to enjoy for ages to come.”
Please enjoy the music on JAZZ CRUSH!
released July 15, 2019
Evan Arntzen - reeds (all tracks) & vocals (tracks 10 and 14)
Jon-Erik Kellso - trumpet (all tracks)
Dalton Ridenhour - piano (all tracks except 5 and 12)
Tal Ronen - bass (all tracks except 5, 6, 10, 12 and 14)
Kevin Dorn - drums (all tracks except 5, 6, 12 and 14)
Harvey Tibbs - trombone (tracks 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10)
Jerron Paxton - banjo (tracks 1, 4, 9 and 10)
Vince Giordano - guitar (track 6) & tuba (track 10)
Mara Kaye - vocals (tracks 2 and 11)
Produced by Scout Opatut 4/4 CREATIVE
Recorded December 2nd & 3rd, 2018, Big Orange Sheep, Brooklyn, NY
Engineered by Michael Perez-Cisneros, assisted by Alex Haley