Jazz meets Blues meets Contemporary. This CD of all-original tunes takes full advantage of first-rate ensemble playing by the popular quartet “MacNaughton Boulevard.”
On fretless bass, Charlie Hoats is proud to have played or recorded with the likes of Marcus Roberts and Michael Brecker. Steve Anzivino adds rhythmic support with drum-set prowess and hand percussion techniques and Carlos Melendez speaks fluent “guitar” having performed around the globe with Jose Feliciano, Sonny Fortune, Herbie Mann, The Drifters, David Sanchez, Eddie Gomez, and Artie Webb. Award-winning composer, Roger MacNaughton, rounds out the group on piano.
Inspired by “Degage – a shelter providing a safe alternative to the streets,” the 12 instrumentals reflect a bluesy “urban” twist to the MacNaughton new-age, contemporary piano style.