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Jaiman Crunk "Encounters" CD Release

Published: 2012-10-28
With a vast lineup of some of the greatest names in jazz performing a diverse and ambitious set of original compositions, composer and guitarist Jaiman Crunk
Jaiman Crunk
Jaiman Crunk

guitar
presents an auspicious debut recording. Tied together by Crunk's compositions, his choice to have, for instance, multiple bass players—including Ron Carter
Ron Carter
Ron Carter
b.1937
bass
, John Patitucci
John Patitucci
John Patitucci
b.1959
bass
, and Buster Williams
Buster Williams
Buster Williams
b.1942
bass
—had less to do with star power and solo voices, but more how they would shape each piece they performed on. Even with the brilliant and distinctive voices of Randy Brecker
Randy Brecker
Randy Brecker
b.1945
trumpet
, Ernie Watts
Ernie Watts
Ernie Watts
b.1945
reeds
, Wallace Roney
Wallace Roney
Wallace Roney
b.1960
trumpet
, Andy Narell
Andy Narell
Andy Narell
b.1954
percussion
, Take 6, and musicians from the Seattle Symphony, Crunk has managed to weave them seamlessly into what is ultimately, a very personal statement.


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