Jon Burr Band CD/DVD release of original songs by Jon, featuring vocalists Hilary Kole, Laurel Massé, Ty Stephens, Yaala Ballin, and (Jon’s daughter) Tyler Burr. Also featured are saxophonists Houston Person, Bob Mintzer, Anat Cohen, and Joel Frahm, trumpeter Dominic Farinacci, pianists Ted Rosenthal, Jon Davis and Loston Harris, guitarists John Hart, Yotam Silberstein, and Howard Alden, drummers Anthony Pinciotti and David Gibson, and percussion master Carlos “Go-Go” Gomez.
“Burr … went beyond a Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett or Stan Getz because he was the songwriter and lyricist as well as a performer. Burr simply dared to take that extra step of creating and presenting original, unfamiliar material. These artists really had respect for the music… Throughout, it was clear this was not an ego trip but a group of musicians performing with a common goal of creating the best music with the highest standards of musical performance. Finally, someone had the courage to try something new within the traditions of jazz and popular music.”—Greg Waters, AllAboutJazz.com
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