Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra East: Diamonds for Nat

Scott Whitfield demonstrates, through his writing as well as with his trombone, how much he and his Easterners enjoy maintaining a straightahead groove. This time he adds a personal salute to his mentor, Nat Adderley. Whitfield avoids the temptation of exotic, big-band voicings for his 12-piece ensemble yet never sacrifices instrumental color. Check “Naturally” for what sounds like flute/clarinet/muted trumpet figures behind solos by pianist Kenny Ascher and Whitfield (plus there’s an excellent flute solo by Dan Jordan).

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published