NJW Presents: Kelli Cox Collaborative CD Release Party
June 10, 2012
NJW is pleased to host the CD Release party of the self-titled debut release on Klegg Records by the Kelli Cox Collaborative in the Jazz Cave!
The CD was recorded at Hot Haus Studios in Nashville, Tn. by Mike Holmes on April 4 and 5 and features Kelli Cox on piano, Tisha Simeral on acoustic bass, Ted Tretiak on drums, Steve Herrman on trumpet/ flugelhorn, Greg Cox on trombone and Mark Douthit on tenor and alto saxes. It also has special guests John Birdsong on acoustic bass, John DiModica on electric bass and Willie Cantu on percussion. The CD includes four original compositions as well as four jazz standards.
This progressive jazz group has been together since 2008 and blends modern bebop with blues and latin influences. They explore many roots of jazz and channel the Blue Note sound such as on the song "The Baptist Beat," but put their own stamp on the tune by making it a funky cha cha with a swinging bridge and some James Brown horn riffs on the interlude to blend the styles and create their hybrid sound.