March 20, 2010
A New Promise
Sheryl Bailey was 18 years old when she saw the late guitarist Emily Remler perform at the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Festival and promised herself that she too would one day master the instrument. She kept her word. A New Promise, Bailey’s sixth recording, an eight-selection tribute to her hero, features three of Remler’s compositions and an equal number of her own contributions. Bailey’s virtuostic accumen, highlighted by solid arrangements and performances from the 16-piece Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra make this not only an outstanding musical homage, but one stellar recording.
Click here to listen to a clip of “East To West”.
Tracks: Lament, East To West, Miekkaniemi, Mocha Spice, Unified Field, Carenia, You And The Night.