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Leigh Pilzer | Strunkin'

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by Leigh Pilzer

Debut recording featuring baritone saxophone, trombone, piano, bass, and drums playing swinging, straight-ahead originals.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Strunkin'
9:55 album only
2. Blue Moo
11:30 album only
3. Miss Ally in Allyworld
6:07 album only
4. Brag Time
10:32 album only
5. Thaddish
5:32 album only
6. It's Anyone but You
8:10 album only
7. Look Before You Lerp
5:36 album only
8. Duel at Dawn
5:37 album only
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Album Notes
Strunkin’ is baritone saxophonist Leigh Pilzer’s first recording as a bandleader. She is joined by long-time friends and colleagues from The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and the critically acclaimed show Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life: Jen Krupa on trombone, Sherrie Maricle on drums, Amy Shook on bass, and Jackie Warren on piano.

The musicians’ shared love and respect for straight-ahead, swinging jazz is evident throughout the CD—six original compositions by Leigh and one each by Amy and Jen—starting with the Konitz-inspired title track and continuing with the Ellingtonesque “Miss Ally in Allyworld,” the blues-drenched sass of Amy’s “Brag Time,” the reimagined bebop of Jen’s “Duel at Dawn,” and more.

Strunkin’ was recorded live at the 6th Annual Washington Women in Jazz Festival by Grammy-winning engineer Charlie Pilzer at Allyworld, the dual-purpose performance/tracking space at Airshow in Takoma Park, MD.



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