MODERN JAZZ CREATIVITY-Jeff Babko: Crux, Scott Healy Ensemble: Hudson City Suite February 7, 2013 By George W. Harris Here are a pair of releases that reflect a modern attitude towards jazz. Both are lead by pianists/keyboardists, but you wouldn’t know it by listening, as each guy avoids the spotlight, keeping an attitude of team effort throughout their performance of original material. The music has a link to the past but keeps up with the times as well. Jeff Babkouses piano, Fender Rhodes and programming as he teams up with a core of Tim Lefebvre/b and Gene Coye and a rotating…
It’s just a small indie jazz label–an “imprint” as they like to say–four CD’s have been released with two more are on the way. Visit hudsoncityrecords.com.
Rough footage of the session for “Hudson City Suite” by The Scott Healy Ensemble, April 10th, 2012, featuring Tim Hagans on trumpet and Andrew Lippman on trombone. Composed and arranged by Scott Healy–now available at hudsoncityrecords.com and iTunes.
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