Are you in the mood for a classic? Well so are we! Renaud Penant, Pasquale Grasso, and Ari Roland have come together to create a true classic with their latest album.
ITI Music and Gut String Records are pleased to announce that they have joined together for the release by leader and Drummer Renaud Penant, with Guitarist Pasquale Grasso and Bassist Ari Roland.
The trio has performed regularly at the renowned uptown Jazz club SMALLS, and in different jazz clubs across the city.
Jazz drummer Renaud Penant was born in France and has performed in every major jazz club in Paris and in various Jazz festivals, as well as in Germany and Italy. Since moving to New York City he has been fortunate to perform with musicians such as Bobby Porcelli, Bob Cranshaw, John Webber, Grant Stewart and Joe Farnsworth to name a few.
Bassist Ari Roland, born and raised in New York City, rounds up the trio. He began working professionally at age 16. He studied at Juilliard and has played in the bands of jazz legends such as Lou Donaldson, Barry Harris and Betty Carter. "Sketches From a Bassist's Album", his CD on Smalls Records, has received widespread critical acclaim.
One of the most strikingly unique artists of his generation, Pasquale Grasso has undoubtedly changed the way the world views jazz guitar. Born in Ariano Irpino, Italy. Pasquale began playing guitar at a very young age. Barry Harris, the world-renowned jazz educator and bebop piano master, became an extraordinary influence when Pasquale attended his jazz workshop in Switzerland. Grasso has since become part of the Ari Roland Quartet and the Chris Byars Quartet, performing in clubs, music festivals, and recording in the studio regularly.
Ten Tracks include:
1Jahbero (Tadd Dameron)
2Audrey (Bud Powell)
3Elegy (Bud Powell)
4Angel Face (Hank Jones)
5The Squirrel (Tadd Dameron)
6A Sinner Kissed An Angel (Mack David / Ray Joseph)
7These Foolish Things (Eric Maschwitz / Jack Strachey)
8In The Mood For A Classic (Bud Powell)
9Time Was (Miguel Prado / Gabriel Luna / Bob Russell)
10All Through The Night (Cole Porter)
Recorded by Neal Miner at Smalls on the afternoon of August 27, 2014
Mixed and mastered by Walter Fischbacher on May 23, 2015
Art and Design by Renaud Penant and Takashi “T-Kash” Inoue
Special thanks to Mitch Borden and Spike Wilner