MP3 Levy/ Yonnet/ Bowie/ Fraize/ Howe - Middle C Music Jazz All Stars
Jazz quintet featuring the stylings of Fred Yonnet on Harmonica and Peter Fraize on tenor sax. You''ll find standards, originals, and even a jazz version of a Hendrix classic; making this album a must-have for jazz lovers.
7 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo, BLUES: Jazzy Blues
This CD is a collection of originals and standards performed by the Middle C Music Jazz All Stars. All of the musicians on the CD are teachers here at Middle C Music in Washington, DC.
Frederic Yonnet, harmonica
Peter Fraize, Tenor Sax
Jim Levy, Piano
Michael Bowie, Bass
Warren Howe, Percussion
Alejandro Lucini, Percussion
Review from Northwest Current: (Washington DC)
Middle C Music has put its own jazz CD, filled with tunes by local musicians who teach at the Tenleytown music store.
"Last summer I realized that I had some of the best jazz players in Washington, DC, teaching in my store," said owner Myrna Sislen. "I suggested to them that maybe we should put on a concert and they suggested doing a CD. It is something of a stretch for a sheet music store to produce an album, but I thought it would be a great idea."
The result is Middle C Music Jazz All Stars.
A Sunday afternoon concert marked the official release. The musicians - Peter Fraize on tenor saxophone, Fred Yonnet on jazz harmonica, Jim Levy on piano, Michael Bowie on acoustic bass, Warren Howe on drumset, and Alejandro Lucini on percussion - performed and then signed CDs.
Sislen describes the albums opening song, "Blues on Middle C," as a "brisk take on the 12-bar form" and "a tune which twists the basic conventions with an almost Monk-like flavor."