"I Want to be Happy" Renaud Penant


"I Want to be Happy" Renaud Penant


Released September 2014

Renaud Penant - drums

Steve Ash - piano

Chris Haney - bass

Renaud Penant has performed in virtually in every major jazz club in Paris and New York and in various Jazz Festivals in Germany and Italy.  He has performed with musicians like Bob Cranshaw, Bobby Porcelli, Warren Vache, Frank Lacy, Curtis Fuller, and David Hazeltine to name a few.

The trio has performed regularly at the renowned uptown Jazz club SMOKE, and also in different jazz clubs and restaurants across the city. Over the years, it has become clear that each of the three musicians share the same vision and love of Jazz, rooted in tradition and swing. Their joy of playing together and their enthusiastic drive are apparent every second and make each of their performance a very special occasion. The trio is also the core of the Renaud Penant Quintet, featuring the legendary Bobby Porcelli on alto saxophone and acclaimed French trumpet player Fabien Mary.

Steve Ash on piano has performed with many well-known jazz recording artists including Frank Wess, Dave Liebman, Rufus Reid, Eddie Harris, Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Warren Vache, Harry Allen, Chris Connor, Annie Ross, Cynthia Scott, Mel Lewis, Doc Cheatham, Ruby Braff, Vernell Fournier, Lewis Nash, Kenny Washington, John Webber, Dennis Irwin, Loren Schoenberg, Ken Peplowski and Peter Washington.

Chris Haney on bass has performed throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean.  Chris has recorded or performed with Brad Leali, Mickey Roker, Wessell Anderson, Bobby Porcelli, Joe Magnarelli, Eliot Zigmund, Pharez Whitted, Ray Vega and many others.


1. I Want To Be Happy 5:22

2. So Do It 7:21

3. Quasimodo 6:59

4. Love For Sale 8:20

5. Elegy 5:20

6. Autumn in New York 9:29

7. Bean and The Boys 8:14

8. Once I Loved 12:07

9. The Newest Blues  5:49   

 ITI RECORDS CAT #201406                    

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