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Night Journey Rewind with Saxophonist Eric Wyatt part 2 -1

12/4/2017

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Eric Wyatt is a saxophonist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was introduced to the sax by his father Charles Wyatt, who played tenor and hung out with many of the great jazz icons: Charlie Parker, Gary Bartz, George Braith, Wilber Eric Wyatt is a saxophonist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was introduced to the sax by his father Charles Wyatt, who played tenor and hung out with many of the great jazz icons: Charlie Parker, Gary Bartz, George Braith, Wilber Ware, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and more.Sonny Rollins also helped Eric record his first CD for King Records (Japan) titled ”
God Son”, with the great Al Foster on drums, Rufus Reid on bass and pianist Mark Soskin from Sonny’s band.
Eric has been recording and traveling the world as both leader and sideman and continues to build an impressive, solid resume.HIGHLIGHTS of his perfomances in 2015 Eric was invited to perform at the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival .performing music from his new cd Borough of Kings . He also was invited to perform in Singapore at several jazz venues during this tour . He did several workshops an master classes at Lasalle College an the World Arts University. Also was the spoecial guest of master bassist Christy Smith at several venues Sing Jazz club an Blu Jazz.He also was invited to perform at the Apollo for the Sonny Rollins Lifetime Achievement Award were he performed with Kenny Garrett , Rene Mclean an many jazz legends Oct 22. There is a video on youtube Dont Stop the Carnival 2015 were the event was documented. He has played with and recorded on records with Jeff Tain Watts, Robert Glasper, Kenny Garrett, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Donald Vega, Branford Marsalis, Bob Cranshaw, James Spaulding, Keyon Harrold, E. J. Strickland, Jeremy Pelt, Willie Jones III, Clifton Anderson, Warren Wolf, Monty Alexander, Benito Gonzalez, Larry Willis, Stephen Scott, Justin Robinson and many others. ​This is a must hear interview He talks about the struggles of this music and the business, but also show his love for this music.  Eric the real deal
​EnjoyEric Wyatt is a saxophonist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was introduced to the sax by his father Charles Wyatt, who played tenor and hung out with many of the great jazz icons: Charlie Parker, Gary Bartz, George Braith, Wilber Ware, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and more.Eric Wyatt is a saxophonist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was introduced to the sax by his father Charles Wyatt, who played tenor and hung out with many of the great jazz icons: Charlie Parker, Gary Bartz, George Braith, Wilber Ware, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and more.
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KZSU 90.1 reviews Eric Wyatt’s Look to the Sky “There isn’t a dull track in this set”

Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-11-24 
Reviewed: 2017-11-24
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: straight ahead cooking contemporary bop. A few nods to the past. There isn’t a dull track in the set. Lessons learned & extrapolated on.
If You Like: Pharoah Sanders, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock
Track Review (favorites denoted by*):
*1/ E-Brother (4:13) – piano starts> uptempo jam> rocking sax solo> trupet solo> jam> quick stop
2/ Look To The Sky-Sister Carol (8:31) – piano starts> uptempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> trumpet solo> soaring uptempo jam slows to fade
*3/ My Favorite Things (2:38) – piano starts> uptempo jam & song> sonic sax solo> swinging piano solo> song> long slow fade
*4/ Jolley Charlie (7:06) – drums start> fast tempo jam> sizzling sax solo> sax/drum duet> piano solo>
5/ A Psalm For Phennie (8:22) – piano starts> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo> sax solo> trumpet solo> piano solo> slow fade
*6/ One Finger Snap (4:32) – sax starts. fast tempo jam> spirited trumpet solo> lightning fast piano solo> sax solo> drum solo> fast jam> quick stop
7/ Afro Blue (8:01) – piano starts> midtempo swings into uptempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> fade
*8/ Starting Point (6:51) – piano starts> uptempo jam> sax solo> swinging piano solo> bass solo> jam> crescendo end
9/ Tenderly(5:41) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> sax solo> fad

 

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To get in the spirit of giving, Whaling City Sound gives away signed cds from the JazzWeek chart for the Holidays

As a way to say Happy Holidays to all of it’s supportive fans, Whaling City Sound is doing 3 different giveaways to ramp up the Holiday season. This means 3 chances to win a free autographed album from some of Whaling City Sound’s top artists.

On Facebook, the giveaway can be shared for a chance to win an autographed copy of Dave Zinno’s new album, River of January. If you want to better your chances of a free signed album this holiday, Whaling City Sound is also doing a giveaway on Twitter. The contest can be re-tweeted to be entered for a chance to win Eric Wyatt’s new Album, Look to the Sky, signed and sent by Eric Wyatt. Finally, Whaling City sound is doing a 3rd giveaway on Instagram, this time to win a copy of Alma Micic’s album, That Old Feeling, signed by Micic herself. All you need to do is like the picture and leave a comment. The contest runs now up until December 17th, a random winner for each contest will be selected the next day. Enter all 3 to maximize a free signed Holiday Album!

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