Virtuoso trombonist Howard Prince has played with Mel Lewis, Frank
Foster, Beaver Harris, Dave Brubeck and the NY Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra, under the direction of Aaron Copeland, Leonard Bernstein,
Zubin Mehta, Sir George Solti. His first date as a leader ranges from
hard driving freebop to contemporary jazz, and features Marvin "Smitty"
Smith, Jay Leno's drummer, and Will Lee, David Letterman's bassist.
"Prince plays with real character and vivid
personality...he has an admirable command not only of his instrument,
but also of a range of jazz approaches...an exceptionally fine debut
recording." George -Kanzler, Newark Star-Ledger
"An astounding display of technical fireworks...a major new talent."
-Bill Spilka, Brass Player
Personnel: Howard Prince, tb; Dave Moreno, g; Bryce
Sebastien, bs (1-6,8,9); Marvin "Smitty" Smith, dms (1-5,7-9); Keith
Copeland, dms (6); Will Lee, bs (7,10); Donald Harrison, ss, as (1,4);
Claudio Roditi, tp (7); Joel Rosenblatt, dms (7); Cyro Baptista Ciari,
perc (7,8,10); Chris Hajian, syn, B-3 (9,10).
Tracks: 1.Lyd; 2.Undercover; 3.A Song for Mary; 4.Bad
Attitude; 5.Hardcore; 6.Letter to a Poet; 7.Over Easy; 8.Periwinkle;
9.Gracie Square Blues; 10.I Hear Your Voice.