HOLDSWORTH, PASQUA, HASLIP, WACKERMAN
Blues For Tony
(Moonjune Records)

 

NYC based Moonjune Records—founded by musicologist / album producer Leonardo Pavkovic—strikes jazz-rock gold with their 2009 double CD release of Blues For Tony. An across the board sonically rewarding tribute to the late, great jazz fusion drummer Tony Williams, Moonjune’s Blues For Tony tribute assembles a superstar band of today’s finest fusion aces including electric guitar icon Allan Holdsworth, Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Jimmy Haslip (bass) and Chad Wackerman (drums). Culled from a late 2006 / early 2007 tour, the CD set highlights a number of original compositions from all the players here, including several Holdsworth favorites drawn from his essential album classics such as Atavachron (1985) and Sand (1990). Although a live DVD from this tour resulted in a release filmed at Oakland’s Yoshi’s club, Moonjune's double Blues For Tony CD set marks the first time this music has been presented on CD. Interestingly, both Holdsworth and Pasqua recorded with Tony Williams during his influential tenure as one of the great jazz drummers in history. The music and performance captured on Blues For Tony serves it’s purpose as a stunning tribute—not only to the remarkable cast of musicians assembled here but also as a timely reminder of the remarkable gifts that Williams bestowed upon the music world during his influential heyday. www.Moonjune.com

 

 
   
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