In Another Land
This CD features some of the less familiar compositions of great jazz musicians such as Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Woody Shaw, and Jimmy Rowles. Our purpose and goal in making this recording was to explore the freedom amidst the complex structure of some of these songs. This jazz trio offers a perfect vehicle of melody, harmony, rhythm and communication. The trio (piano, bass, drums) consists of Noriko Kamo who has performed with Art Blakey, Stanley Jordan, Roy Ayers, Sahib Shihab, Grachan Moncur III, and many others. She is currently the house pianist at the Cotton Club in Harlem. The bassist and producer, David Shaich, has recently shared the stage with Joel Frahm, Debbie Harry, Mary Cleere Haran, Howard Alden, The Stan Rubin Big band and many others. Tom Baker, drums, is a versatile, swinging, and sensitive NY freelance drummer. He has performed with Lionel Hampton, Dave Valentin and Jeanne Bryson. We hope you enjoy this swinging, grooving, and beautifully recorded CD.