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This amazingly versatile trad jazz trumpeter has a resumé that leads to huge expectations. He has played alongside Ravi Coltrane, Roy Hargrove, Ralph Peterson, Greg Osby, Cassandra Wilson and the Mingus Big Band. Pelt topped the 2003 Down Beat annual critics poll for Rising Star on Trumpet and the Jazz Journalist Association selected him as one of the Best Emerging Stars in Jazz.
On this, Jeremy Pelt's new studio leader album, we can hear the trumpetercomposer in a variety of settings (from quartet to sextet) with a his core band of Locrasto, Archer and Walden, along with talented Mike Moreno on guitar and the ever-exciting Warren Wolf on vibes.
This new CD is undoubtedly going to top many of the Best Albums of the Year lists in the jazz press. The warm, audiofile quality of the recording really does justice to the sheer brilliance of the compositions and playing from undoubtedly the hottest trumpeter around today.
JEREMY PELT, trumpet, flugelhorn
MYRON WALDEN, bass clarinet, soprano sax
FRANK LOCRASTO, piano, keyboards
WARREN WOLF, vibes
MIKE MORENO, guitar
VICENTE ARCHER, bass
ERIC McPHERSON, drums
Brooklyn, New York, 2005
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