Artist: BRYANT / FABIAN / MARSALIS
Title: do for you?
Label: CAP Records
Release Date: JULY 4 2017
UPC Code: 6-30183-10572-0
Track Listings w/composer credit and track time
1. Five Minute Blues (Fabian) 4:39
2. Never Again (Marsalis) 5:14
3. Of A Certain Age (Bryant) 6:21
4. The Cat Hatter (Bryant) 6:07
5. Do For You? (Fabian) 5:49
6. If You Never Come To Me (Jobim) 6:25
7. Resolvence of the Old (Fabian) 6:30
8. Weather Forecast (Bryant, Fabian, Marsalis) 5:46
9. Moxie Inside (Bryant) 6:21
10. Hey It’s Me You’re Talking To (Victor Lewis) 4:30
Lance Bryant: tenor sax and vocals Christian Fabian: bass
Jason Marsalis: drums
Gates Thomas: keys on Track #3 & #6
Lance Bryant and Christian Fabian met in the Lionel Hampton Big Band, and were brought up like Jason Marsalis in old school jazz roots. And they religiously practice the first commandment of the old school:
“Thou shalt give the audience a great show!” do for you? is proof that jazz roots grow into exciting new tunes, thrive in new times, and produce new jazz masters.
The album showcases new compositions by Bryant and Fabian, with a tune by Marsalis, and the Trio’s collective mastery and virtuosity is consistently front and center. These artists have not only mastered every corner of the tradition—they can do anything. The virtuostic Bryant on saxophone, a groovy solo by Fabian mixing funk and hip-hop flavor, expert punctuation by Marsalis on drums, lightning speed as quick and exciting as it is clean—they can do anything. Of A Certain Age by Bryant, with its nostalgic ballad feel and an artful performance by the Trio, could easily pass for a jazz standard.
The Band never loses its tightness…through impressive solo fills from Marsalis, Fabian’s gloriously clear pizzicato, pitch bends and grooves…Marsalis’ skillful Brazilian rhythms and timbres…unrelenting and funky drum and bass grooves, blazing saxophone melodies…the Band keeps surprising and amazing, and leaves us wowed.
From the liner notes by — Kabir Sehgal & Latin Grammy Award® winner New York City, June 2017