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Champian Fulton & Scott Hamilton: The Things We Did Last Summer (Blau)

Review of album featuring collaboration between vocalist-pianist and saxophonist

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Cover of Champian Fulton & Scott Hamilton album The Things We Did Last Summer
Champian Fulton & Scott Hamilton album The Things We Did Last Summer

Vocalist-pianist Champian Fulton knows from legendary horn players. Before her first birthday she was introduced to Clark Terry. She cut her jazz teeth in and around the Terry-named International Institute of Jazz Studies, run by her trumpeter father, Steve Fulton. And at age 10, the prodigy performed at Terry’s 75th birthday festivities. Later, she studied under another trumpet great, Jon Faddis, at SUNY Purchase.

So the fact that Fulton, now 32, has joined forces with the master saxophonist Scott Hamilton is not surprising. They’ve performed together before, in New York, but this hour-long live session unfolded this past April in Spain, at the Espai de la Música Mestre Vila in Benicàssim. Sharing the stage are two excellent, long-established Spaniards, bassist Ignasi Gonzalez and drummer Esteve Pi.

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