The Hank Johnson Trio has scheduled a series of rehearsals, to do some woodshedding before recording some new and original music written by jazz composer Stuart H. Tresser. Work already has begun on a new CD album which is expected to eclipse and go well beyond most jazz pianists curently on the scene. Carmichael's is located at 117-08 Guy R Brewer Boulevard, in Jamaica, Queens New York. The Hank Johnson Trio consists of: Hank Johnson on piano, Gary Smith, on drums, and Cool Mike" Fitzbenjamin on bass. The trio has been together now for twenty years or so- and is one of the underrated and less known trios out there. The trio is also independent, unsigned, and part of a record label created by Stuart H. Tresser known as Jazzbone Records". The rehearsal dates for the trio for April are on: Saturdays; 4/10/04,4/17/04 and 4/24/04 at 1:30 P.M. downstairs at Carmichael's which is a well known meeting place in the heart of Jamaica, Queens. The actual album will be recorded in Canada, and will be sold on the internet at the Jazzbone Records website; http://www.jazzbonerecords.com There will be some vocal cuts and possible addition of a horn or two making it an very exciting CD, which will be in great demand by jazz lovers all over the world. Check back on the website for any updates, additions, as they occur. -30-
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