Title - Together
Artist - Karl Latham / Alex Collins / Ryan Berg
For those unaware, an album emerging from diverse musical and generational backgrounds, Together is an inviting release from renowned drummer Karl Latham and fast rising New York area musicians pianist: Alex Collins and bassist Ryan Berg.
The album was Recorded at: Firefly Studios, Warwick, NY by Recording Engineer: Karl Latham, Mix/Mastering Engineer: Paul Wickliffe, and with Mix/Mastering done by: Skyline Productions, South Orange, NJ.
1. Stella by Starlight (9:19)
2. Alone Together (7:51)
3. On Green Dolphin Street (6:23)
4. Polka Dots and Moonbeams (12:27)
5. Night Dreamer (6:19)
6. Invitation (9:45)
Together - created from live streaming events, presents spirited explorations with creative soaring solos, stunning introductions and constant interplay - opens on the lushly orchestrated, layered, quietly freestyled Stella by Starlight and the fervent zig-zags of Alone Together, before bringing us the melodic ambiance of On Green Dolphin Street, the divine gossamer of Polka Dots and Moonbeams, and then rounds out on the gently vibrant, always building Night Dreamer, closing on the feathered, foot-tapping structures of Invitation.
Alex Collins - Alex Collins is a New York City pianist, composer and arranger, performing with Michelle Coltrane; Gerry Gibbs on his #1 record, Weather or Not (2017) and Our People (June 2019).
Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars; Lenny White; Lonnie Plaxico,and Ronnie Burrage. Alex received the Wynton Kelly Jazz Foundation Award for Jazz Achievement (2003).
Ryan Berg - Ryan Berg has made himself a staple on the New York jazz scene performing with Gregory Porter, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Whitfield, Lindsey Webster, JD Allen, Jeff Coffin, Lenny White, Rashid Ali, Gerald Clayton, Logan Richardson, Roy Hargrove, The Brianna Thomas Band, and Frank Lacy Sextet.
Karl Latham - Internationally recognized in a variety of musical styles with artists including John Lee Quartet; Bernie Worrell; The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars; Jerry Vivino; Andy Snitzer; Wolfgang Lackerschmid; Johannes Mossinger; Ali Ryerson and Don Braden/Karl Latham Big Funk. Karl is listed in DrummerWorld Top Drummers Lists; Latham/Carniaux/Egan Constellations 2016 BMW Welt Jazz Award selection; The Best Jazz of 2013/2015 35th/37th Annual Jazz Station Polls: 2013 Drums: #7 Karl Latham; 2015 Drums: #5 Karl Latham.
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