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Charles Tolliver

released July 31, 2020

Charles Tolliver – trumpet
Jesse Davis – alto saxophone
Binker Golding – tenor saxophone (A2 + B2)
Keith Brown – piano
Buster Williams – double bass
Lenny White – drums

Recorded and mixed by Tony Platt at RAK Studios
Mastered and cut at Gearbox Studio

On recording with Gearbox, Charles said:

… with both of our collective recording label expertise a recording of my touring band could and would be done. I chose to CONNECT consummate artists whose performances represent absolutely ‘THE’ Real Deal in this Artform – Lenny White, Buster Williams, Jesse Davis, Keith Brown. The excellent artistry of Binker Golding was added for some tracks by Darrel.”

Active since the 1960s, Charles Tolliver has been carrying the torch for jazz through his activities as accomplished trumpeter, educator at The New School, arranger for big band, and founder of the iconic Strata-East label which was responsible for releasing albums by Gil Scott-Heron, Clifford Jordan, Charlie Rouse, and Shirley Scott. As an entirely self-taught musician, he has collaborated with renowned artists such as Roy Haynes, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, and McCoy Tyner.