James Zollar – It’s All Good People

August 23, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Cleave Guyton, Erika Matsuo, Gregoire Maret, James Weldon, James Zollar, Kevin Bryan, Nabuko Kiryu, Roland Guerrero, Sheryl Rene, thejazzpage.com


Veteran trumpeter James Zollar has produced a nice new release in which he features an array of talents, in addition to his own. It’s All Good People finds Zollar wearing as much of a producer hat as musician, in an effort that offers an array of musical styles, including Brazilian, R&B and funk. There are a number of vocal tunes throughout the package featuring vocalist Nabuko Kiryu, Sheryl Rene and Erika Matsuo respectively. On the musician side, their are some great contributions from flautist Cleave Guyton, harmonica player Gregoire Maret, percussionist Roland Guerrero, tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon, bassist Leo Traverse and trumpeter Kevin Bryan among many others. Zollar has a bright sound on the horn and this effort offers a enjoyable look and listen into his musical universe .

Click to listen to a clip of “Paradito”:

Tracks: The Mo’ Doctor, When It’s All Said And Done, Imagine Me, Semaj, Bilhete, Kansas City Cha-Cha, Call Me, Paradito, Año Nuevo, For Cootie & Clark.

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