Out Now, on JLP Records…

Out Now, on JLP Records…

I’m proud to have this collection of recordings be released by Jazz Legacy Productions (JLP).  Recorded live between 2011-2013 in the Florida Keys, featuring local musicians Phil Sampson (piano/bass), Skipper Kripitz, Matthew Watson (both drums), and on a couple of tracks, visiting drummer Don Gauck, of Cleveland, OH. 

As the musical director for Little Palm Island, a 5-Star resort about 20 miles north of Key West, Phil Sampson has had a lot of great musicians accompany him on the bandstand there.  His goal has always been to provide a romantic atmosphere for the guests by playing a carefully chosen selection of standards from the American Songbook, with the occasional more ambitious Jazz tune interspersed.  This in-depth exploration of the American Songbook has yielded many a musical moment worthy of preservation.  Fortunately, many of those moments were recorded, direct to a CD burner connected to the mixer.  Years later, upon culling through the archives, I have found the best of the best, and there are two albums’ worth of material, of which this is the first.  You can hear Standards here:


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