Steve Russell | When the Light Comes

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When the Light Comes

by Steve Russell

Beautiful and exciting instrumental contemporary jazz, featuring original compositions by pianist Steve Russell.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Ticket Out O' Here
5:29 $0.99
2. An Anthem for Amy
6:48 $0.99
3. Julian's Jump
4:22 $0.99
4. Capriccio
5:31 $0.99
5. 'round Midnight
6:49 $0.99
6. Forty Days
6:39 $0.99
7. Consider
6:21 $0.99
8. Stella By Starlight
4:21 $0.99
9. So in Love
6:27 $0.99
10. When the Light Comes
4:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
"THIS is a beautiful and inspired debut album from Byron Bay based pianist Steve Russell. With a host of exceptional musicians from northern NSW and Brisbane in tow as well as some stunning original compositions (check out the sweeping title track), Russell represents Australian jazz at its best. Accessible tunes and short solos make this album easy to enjoy while the formidable talents of the musicians and Russell's harmonically adventurous tendencies keep the listener guessing. Russell shines on his Debussy-meets-Wayne Shorter feel of Forty Days, where broad two-handed voicings play over a driving Latin rhythm. And trumpet legend John Hoffman's statement of Cole Porter's So In Love gives it's classic melody a new dignity and poise. Drummer Dave Sanders shows why he is one of the best "feel" players in the region, while providing flare. Other notable moments include guitarist James SherJock's solo on Julian's Jump and Russell's beautiful playing on the quietly joyful An Anthem for Amy." - James O'Brien

"Further proof of the quality of jazz scenes outside our major cities; the pianist has gathered the core artists of the northern NSW jazz scene. Two sparkling solo-piano standards - 'Round Midnight' and 'Stella by Starlight' are expressed thoughtfully and respectfully, while his originals germinate from a generic, well versed tradition then expose contemporary influences from Cuban to Coltrane and West Coast characteristics. Russell's compositions allow Jack Thorncraft's bass a collaborative role in forming the melodic appeal of this material and his bow work is as commanding as ever. Tony Buchanan, John Hoffman and Jim Kelly also stamp their brands." - Peter Wockner



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