Cartwright, George - The Memphis Years CD

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Amy Denio – vocals
George Cartwright – alto, tenor, soprano saxophones
Jim Spake – baritone, tenor & soprano saxophones
Chris Parker – piano
Doug Garrison – drums & percussion
Kevin Sheehan – acoustic bass
Tim Goodwin – acoustic and electric bass
Tom Clary – flugelhorn
Lawrence Miller – tenor saxophone
Davey Williams – special guest guitar
Words by Paul Haines, Music by George Cartwright

"Cartwright continues to astound...altogether foot-stomping and gregariously festive...but then again, we wouldn't expect anything less (5/5 stars)!"-All About Jazz

This is the second solo release by composer/saxophonist George Cartwright, best known as the leader of Curlew. The Memphis Years pays tribute to Cartwright's five-year involvement in Memphis' well known music scene, and features some of that city's best musicians.
Cartwright collaborates with noted lyricist Paul Haines (Tropic Appetites, Escalator Over The Hill) and vocalist Amy Denio. Curlew guitarist Davey Williams also appears.
The result is a blending of strictly composed songs sung by Denio and composed and semi-improvisational jazz-oriented instrumentals.
This is a beautiful 'jazz and beyond' work and comes hugely recommended.
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