Faster Friends – Wayne Coniglio & Scott Whitfield

Faster Friends – Wayne Coniglio & Scott Whitfield

Label: Summit Records

Release date: June '21

Catalog number: 783

Tracks:

Fried Bananas
comp: Dexter Gordon
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
Swirling
comp: Ken Kehner
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
Girl Talk
comp: Neal Hefti
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
Mimi
comp: Rodgers & Hart
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
Step Checkitude
comp: Wayne Coniglio
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
The Determinator
comp: Wayne Coniglio
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
Little B's Poem
comp: Bobby Hutcherson
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
Free and Easy
comp: Ahlert/Turk
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
415 Central Park West
comp: Steve Grossman
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
Stars Fell on Alabama
comp: Perkins & Parish
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
You're My Dream Come True
comp: Wayne Coniglio
Track Not Yet Available For Purchase
Recordame
comp: Joe Henderson
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In follow-up to their ‘radio-friendly’ “Fast Friends”, comes…”FASTER FRIENDS”- Contrasting, powerhouse trombone players on a big-sounding recording with a great rhythm section, once again paying homage to the trombone legends while extending a “whoa” to their playing!

Wayne Coniglio – bass and tenor trombones
Scott Whitfield – trombone
Ken Kehner – piano; Eric Warren – bass; Kevin Gianino – drums
Guests: Jacob Melsha – trombone, voice; Debbie Lennon – voice; Elsie Parker – voice

With a cover paying homage to the 1970’s album “Conversation” featuring Conte Candoli and Frank Rosolino, this recording kicks off before even its first play!

Within the stellar playing and ‘killer’ solos you’ll find included; an homage to Dexter Gordon as well as Slide Hampton…a very austere through-composed piece by one of the best and tastiest pianists in the business…A viral trombone choir on one of the most beautiful songs ever….an homage to the 1960’s Brazilian recordings…standards and originals influenced and dedicated to John Coltrane, James Farnsworth, Steve Grossman & Joe Henderson…a tribute to the great Bobby Hutcherson…and an ‘about face’ on Buster Keaton…

This is an impressively enjoyable effort from first class musicians!! Enjoy!!