Martin Wind Quartet featuring Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana Turn Out The Stars - Music written or inspired by Bill Evans"
CD Release Date - May 20 Jazz at Kitano - May 30-31
Come celebrate the release of the Martin Wind Quartet's latest masterpiece at The Kitano (NYC) on May 30-31. This will be the New York City premiere performance of Turn Out The Stars." Martin Wind's 'Turn out the Stars' is more than a mere tribute" album. At the heart of the project is a tremendous quartet: Martin on bass, Scott Robinsonon tenor saxophone, Bill Cunliffeon piano, and Bill Evans alumnus Joe La Barberaon drums. Wind, Robinson, Cunliffe and La Barbera - by themselves they form a great quartet. Put them in partnership with the marvelous Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, conducted by Massimo Morganti and you have a glorious celebration of Bill Evans the pianist, composer, leader, and musical spirit."
From the Liner Notes by Jim McNeely, Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and arranger.
Martin Wind - bass Scott Robinson - tenor sax Bill Mays - piano Joe La Barbera - drums
Bassist Martin Wind has worked with artists such as Guidon Kremer, Pat Metheny, Hank Jones, Sting, John Scofield, Michael and Randy Brecker, Mstislav Rostropowitch, Frank Wess, Johnny Mandel, Mark Murphy, Cedar Walton, Lalo Schifrin, Bucky Pizzarelli, Buddy DeFranco and many others. He is a member of the trios of Bill Mays, Dena DeRose, and Ann Hampton Callaway. He plays in Matt Wilson's group Arts and Crafts" and appears frequently with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He won 3rd prize at the Thelonious Monk Bass Competition" in 1995, won the Cognac Hennessy/Blue Note Jazz Search" in 1996 and became the first Jazz musician to win the cultural award of his home state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.