Friday, October 6, 2017

USA:Mike Boone- Beneath The Surface (2017)

This live record from Philly jazz bass icon Mike Boone is his fifth as a leader, and his debut on the TRR label. It’s a well-balanced combination of classic jazz covers and originals, and the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) makes for a brand new take on the Jazz Quartet format.

“On three cuts, my son, Mekhi Boone, is on drums. I've know John [Swana] since my early years in Philly. He's my horn player of choice forever. I met Tim and Anwar while they were students at Temple and University of the Arts, respectively. They are the top young guys (under 30) on their instruments in Philly. We've been together for about 4 years, playing when we can.

As far as the title, it could apply to life itself. It's more about substance, as opposed to appearance.”
releases September 15, 2017

Mike Boone: Basses
John Swana: Valve trombone, EVI
Tim Brey: Piano
Anwar Marshall: Drums
Mekhi Boone: Drums tracks 4, 6, 9