At the behest of two close musician friends, Chicago guitarist Steve Marquette and New Orleans trombonist Jeff Albert, a seed was planted to pair JAMES SINGLETON (bass) in a “first meeting” with CHARLES RUMBACK's working trio with saxophone titan GREG WARD and intrepid piano player JIM BAKER at the 2017 edition of the Instigation Festival—a sort of Chicago/NOLA free (jazz?) trade agreement founded by Marquette celebrating the century-plus cross-pollination of the two storied jazz cities. What transpires on Cadillac Turns are off-the-cuff, live versions of some of Rumback’s finest compositions rendered anew by the Crescent City bounce that SIngleton is known far and wide for. The inherent X factor that James brings to the date is only heightened by the fact that he was reading Rumback’s charts for the first time on the bandstand, bringing new blooms to seeds planted so long ago.
#1 Dragons in Denver
#2 Salt Lines/Storybook Skyline
#4 Too Toney
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