Jazz Concert Pianist, Composer,
Performer & Recording Artist
CD Review II- James Tatum
Back to the Roots II
Description: This CD features James Tatum, Piano; Deblon Jackson, Flute; William Omar Butler, Trumpet; Don Mayberry, String Bass; Isaac Daney, Drums and Percussionist Miguel Gutierrez. It features all original music composed by Tatum. Back to the Roots II is a continuation of Part I in a new dimension of colors of sounds, by the flute, mute trumpet, bongo conga drums added in the rhythm section and harmonic texture in the selection of songs.
What makes Back to the Roots II so special: "It's especially wonderful that the musicians on this second CD happen to include two of the former scholarship recipients from my Foundation. I introduced Butler and Jackson to this jazz recording session. Butler and Jackson joined me for a jazz concert performance at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. The chemistry that they had in performing jazz influence me to use their talents on this recording."