Merrimack Records, LLC is dedicated to providing listeners with the very heart and soul of American roots music: everything from the backcountry sounds of Blues, Folk, and Country, to the city-inspired vitality of Jazz and Rock ‘n’ Roll, showcasing some of the most exciting musical artists today.
For The Record, the 2001 solo album by the seasoned San Diego Jazz saxophonist Hollis Gentry III, is not only a love letter to the uniquely American art form of Jazz, but a testament to the singular, masterful, incandescent talents of this beloved performer. Distributed under the Merrimack label, this collection of classic Jazz standards, couched in an acoustic, straight-ahead style, features stellar, unforgettable performances by Gentry on tenor and soprano saxophone, Chris Conner on upright bass violin, Tim McMahon on drums, and Bob Weller on piano.
Famed Jazz and R&B guitarist Phil Upchurch said of For The Record, “These classic selections sound as if they’re being played for the first time in light of how fresh the interpretations feel. The band is world class. Full proof that jazz isn’t about to go anywhere but full steam ahead.”