Steve Heckman – Search For Peace

October 24, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: akira tana, Howard Alden, jazzed media, Marcus Shelby, Matt Clark, Steve Heckman,

(Jazzed Media)

Saxophonist Steve Heckman leads an all-pro lineup in a diverse set on his latest effort. Search for Peace is the Brooklyn native’s fourth recording under his own banner and it’s a great continuance of the outstanding musicianship heard on previous works. Joining Heckman are guitar great Howard Alden, drummer Akira Tana, bassist Marcus Shelby and Hammond B-3 player Matt Clark. The production is a nice selection of covers that showcase Heckman and company’s range and agility, with the unit burning the joint down, or chilling things out with relative ease. Featured are compositions by Blue Mitchell, Grant Green, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Randy Weston and Vernon Duke, with a groovin’ Heckman piece added to the mix . A great work by an outstanding leader and bandmates .

Click to listen to a clip of “Hangin’ at Slug’s”:

Tracks: Fungii Mama, Grantstand, Search For Peace, Pannonica, Hi-Fly, Hangin’ at Slug’s, Melody for C, Autumn, Spiral.