- An MVD Exclusive
- Format: CD
- SKU: CM110521
- UPC: 875531021738
- Street Date: 06/17/22
- PreBook Date: 05/13/22
- Label: Cellar Live »
- Genre: Jazz
- Run Time: 55:51 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Year of Production: 2022
- Box Lot: 150
- Territory: WORLD EX JP
- Language: English
Cast & Crew
Grant Stewart - The Lighting Of The Lamps
Gleaning new insights from old songs, & making space for each player's distinctive voice. All refreshing elements of jazz that's vital and alive.
- List Price: $12.99
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- In Stock: 43
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The latest album from tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart joins him with trumpeter sensation Bruce Harris Like the vibe in New York City where Stewart lives, the music on this invigorating recording has a dynamic spirit. Along with Harris the set features an all-star quartet with Tardo Hammer on piano, David Wong on piano and Phil Stewart on drums recorded live at the renowned Rudy Van Gelder studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Includes 8 tracks including some original compositions and the band's take on classics like "I'm A Fool to Want You" originally recorded by Dexter Gordon in the same studio in 1965! Right from the first song there's an expectant anticipation about where Stewart and the musicians will go with the uniquely curated repertoire. They deliver on the promise, with ardent jazz that both honors tradition and sounds timeless.
- Recorded at the renowned Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey all in the same room
- features an all-star New York band of Bruce Harris on trumpet, Tardo Hammer on piano, David Wong on bass and Phil Stewart on drums
'Grant is one of the most innovative musicians still carrying on the tradition of jazz, which encompasses bebop, swing and a little avant garde.'
'One of my favorite tenor players in the world!'
'Stewart has gone and done it-he's released a perfect album of classic -style jazz... half a century after bop's heyday, Grant Stewart is one practitioner who finds new ways to express himself through it'
—Steve Greenlee, All About Jazz
'Sonny Rollins can readily be heard in Stewart's style , but he has parlayed this into his own distinctive sound... his muscular approach and deft use of space are enhanced by his unique sense of swing...