Fresh Sound New Talent has just released trumpeter/composer Ron Horton's newest CD, Everything In a Dream, recorded in Brooklyn, NY, June 2005.
Epitomizing the new face of the creative mainstream, Horton is equal parts swinging hard bop stylist, modern classicist and exploratory avant gardist. All these facets appear on Everything In A Dream, Horton's most definitive statement as a leader--his third overall and second for the Fresh Sound label". ~ Troy Collins, All About Jazz
About Ron Horton:
Horton was born in 1960 in Bethesda, Maryland, and has been frequently called on as a sideman to perform and/or record with such artists as Lee Konitz, Rez Abbasi, Phillip Johnston, Andy Laster, Mick Rossi, Matt Wilson, Bill Gerhardt, Bill Mays, Peggy Stern, Allan Chase, Andy Biskin, Ted Nash, Jon Gordon, John McKenna, Walter Thompson, Diana Perez, Billy Newman, Mario Pavone, Tina Marsh, and is currently a member of the Will Holshouser Trio, Sam Bardfeld Quintet and Ben Allison's New Quartet".
Since 1982, trumpeter Ron Horton has been an integral part of New York's flourishing jazz scene and he stands out both as an exemplary instrumentalist and as a highly progressive composer and arranger. Whether called upon as a sideman or as a leader of one of his own ensembles, he shows that he is committed to further expanding the existing perimeters of jazz.
Horton has had many long musical associations with leaders such as saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom (1983-2000) and pianist Andrew Hill. He was a member of Hill's sextet from 1998 until 2003, and appears on the group's critically acclaimed CD, Dusk (Palmetto 2000). He was also musical director and co-arranger for Hill's big band, and is featured on the CD, A Beautiful Day (Palmetto 2002).
Horton has also had an integral collaboration with New York's Jazz Composers Collective, going back to its inception in 1992, and appears on several CDs by the other members of the group, such as Ben Allison and Michael Blake, as well as the collective's Herbie Nichols Project. He is an original member of the HNP, a group co-led by Frank Kimbrough and Allison, that is dedicated to performing known and unknown compositions of the late, great pianist. In 1995, Horton went to the Library of Congress and uncovered over three dozen of Nichols' songs that had never been recorded. Several of these works appear on the three CDs released by the HNP on Soul Note and Palmetto.
The music on this new CD was composed and/or arranged by Horton in 2004 and 2005 for a series of concerts hosted by The Jazz Composers Collective and presented at The New School, The Jazz Standard, and other venues around New York City.
In addition to six original compositions by Horton, it also features his arrangements of compositions by Andrew Hill, Jimmy Giuffre, Samuel Barber and Claudio Monteverdi.
The CD features Horton on trumpet, as well as saxophonists Tony Malaby and John O'Gallagher, bassists John Hebert and Masa Kamaguchi, pianist Frank Kimbrough and drummer Mike Sarin.
Everything In a Dream is now available at Downtown Music Gallery, Tower Records, CD Universe, Cadence/North Country, Amazon.com, J&R and Jazzos.
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