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Rick Stepton Sextet: Stiff Upper Lip

Trombonist Rick Stepton obviously has a droll sense of humor, writing a song called “Stiff Upper Lip” and dedicating it to the plastic surgeon who repaired facial injuries from a 1992 dog attack. The New York musician also has excellent musical taste, selecting trumpeter Herb Pomeroy and saxophonist Steve Marcus (both colleagues from his Buddy Rich years) to create a fiery front line for his second album.

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