Ted Nash SOMEWHERE ELSE West Side Story Songs With Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison


Scott H. Thompson

Ted Nash
West Side Story Songs

with Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison
Release Date: August 16th

Two-time Grammy® winning composer and saxophonist Ted Nash releases his 15th album as a leader. SOMEWHERE ELSE - West Side Story Songs on Plastic Sax Records drops on August 16th. In Nash's own words:

"There was a moment backstage when I wiped a bead of sweat from my temple and glanced over at Steve and Ben. We shook our heads and laughed. It was the only way to express the gratitude and sheer joy we felt about the interplay and trust we just experienced during the past hour on stage at the Havana Jazz Festival.

"Our set, comprised of songs from West Side Story, was foremost a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's centennial, but also an opportunity for the trio to continue the tradition we have created interpreting wonderful songs by composers we love. (Our previous release, Quiet Revolution, was dedicated mainly to the music of Jim Hall and Jimmy Giuffre.)

"We were welcomed this particular evening equally by a persistent humidity and an enthusiastic crowd, many of whom lingered at the edge of the stage to connect with us as we gathered our gear a little later. 'You have to record this music,' the group implored.
"And it is because of their insistence we bring the songs to you on this album."

Ted Nash - tenor sax, clarinet
Steve Cardenas - guitar
Ben Allison - bass

1) Jet Song - 5:36
2) A Boy Like That - 4:47
3) Maria - 4:04
4) One Hand, One Heart - 4:00
5) Tonight - 4:00
6) America - 5:19
7) I Have a Love - 3:19
8) Something's Coming - 6:10
9) Cool - 4:17
10) Somewhere - 5:21
11) Somewhere (Reprise) - 2:56

"Nash has that kind of instantly identifiable talent that makes the distracted pay attention." - Time Out Magazine

"Nash shows that technical brilliance and innovative indulgence only describe one side of jazz expression; beauty and delicacy are on the other." - Japan Times

"Excellence in jazz is all about the freedom to musically explore with an open mind and heart to ultimately find one's voice...Ted Nash achieves that plateau of performance." - Billboard Magazine

Release Date: Aug 16th
Label: Plastic Sax Records
Catalog Number: PSR-5
Formats: CD, Digital
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About the Author / Scott H. Thompson

About Scott Thompson Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for almost a decade. With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson’s voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting network and NBC-AM New York, on The Morning Show. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000. A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. Scott is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Editor’s note: Style Quarterly is very pleased to make the connection with Scott and values his enthusiastic support of Jazz.


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