Consummate jazz creativity Cory Weeds – HOME COOKIN: Tenor saxophonist has always been at the pinnacle of consummate jazz creativity, as evidenced by my review of his “Dreamsville” album (way back when, and he got a “PICK” for that release). The new album doesn’t release officially until November 12th, 2023, so there aren’t any LIVE videos from the album, but his music is timeless, as you’ll see when you watch this one from an earlier performance with his “Little Big Band”…l
You’ll be excited to find all the performances you can enjoy when you SUBSCRIBE to his Cory Weeds channel on YouTube (I’ve been there for many years now).
The upcoming album features a ‘who’s who’ of all-star Vancouver-based players, including Chris Gestrin – piano; John Lee – bass; Jesse Cahill – drums; Steve Kaldestad – lead alto; James Danderer – tenor saxophone; Dave Say – baritone saxophone; Brian Harding – trombone; Jim Hopson – trombone; Brad Turner – trumpet and Chris Davis – trumpet… of the seven superb tunes offered up, it was (definitely) the full-bodied “Blossoms In May” that got my vote for personal favorite… it’s mighty mellow, folks!
You can purchase the digital, CD, or a vinyl version at Cory’s Bandcamp page for the album, below. I give this release a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99.