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The New York Tapes

by Jerry Tilitz

The bebop jazz trombone of Jerry Tilitz with Tom Harrell, Jim McNeely, Arnie Lawrence, Harold Danko, Bob Moses, Valery Ponomarev, Jerome Harris, Gary Smulyan and other Jazz legends in various small group New York City recordings.
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Leader and Jazz Trombonist Jerry Tilitz takes the listener on a tour of his New York City bands in the seventies and eighties which included many great artists that went on to make a name for themselves in the coming decades.

" this CD demonstrates the talents of one of the most able exponents of the modern jazz trombone."
John Stevenson, jazzreview.com


The New York Tapes is a document of the NYC jazz scene in the seventies and early eighties as captured in the small group recordings Jerry Tilitz produced for his Both Feet label. Featured prominently in these sessions are the extraordinary talents of musicans who went on to greater glory in the following decades: Billy Hart, Arnie Lawrence, Jim McNeely, Tom Harrell, Jerome Harris, Gary Smuylan, Bob Moses, Valery Ponomarev and others.


"...with these sessions, possessed of a distinctively confident and articulate trombone voice, Jerry Tilitz romps with the best of them...
"Tilitz again shows why he is one of the jazz trombone's foremost technicians."
- John Stevenson, jazzreview.com


"This CD is clearly the product of a very creative period. Several of the emerging talents involved went on to reach the top of their profession. It is interesting, for instance, to hear Ponomarev and Harrell at this early stage sounding so confident and inventive."
- Bob Weir, Jazz Journal International


"Tilitz here celebrates the life of a jazz musician trying to ply his trade in New York City...Throughout the leader gets some good performances from his sidemen (and) Tilitz himself blows loose-limbed out of J.J. horn that makes me wonder why I haven't encountered him before. Well, I have now and I am glad of it."
- David Dupont, Cadence Magazine



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Jerry Tilitz is an american trombonist,vocalist and composer from New York City. In the course of his career Mr. Tilitz has performed and recorded with many exceptional artists including Gerry Mulligan, Horace Parlan, Hank Jones, Roy Eldridge, Benny Golson, Herb Geller, Tommy Flanagan, Al Foster, Tete Montoliu, Danny Moss, Randy Sandke, Tom Harrell, Benny Bailey, Bill Mays, Randy Brecker and others.

After studying with Jazz luminaries Lennie Tristano and the influencial trombonist Curtis Fuller, Jerry began his professional career with Billy Taylor's Jazzmobile Big Band program. In addition to becoming involved in New York City's vibrant club and studio scene he taught jazz theory and analysis at Queensboro College and received a grant for composition and performance from the prestigious U.S. National Endowment for the Arts.

More recently Mr.Tilitz has hosted his own radio program in Germany called An American In Hamburg, played in musical productions including Cats, Chorus Line, 42nd Street and Ain’t Misbehavin’ and written for publications such as the well regarded Jazz Journal International. He has produced several recordings for his own label Both Feet Records including The Dance Of The Living Room Sofas (BF 1002-2) featuring Don Braden, Lonnie Plaxico, Cecil Brooks III and Michael Cochrane and Jerry Tilitz/The New York Tapes (BF 1001-2), a CD sampler of his New York City period which includes his bands featuring Tom Harrell, Arnie Lawrence, Jim McNeely, Bob Moses, Harold Danko, Jerome Harris, Gary Smulyan and Billy Hart. Also available is a recording released on the german label Bellaphon, Tales Of Two Cities (CDLR 45035) with Horace Parlan, Adam Nussbaum, Ray Drummond, and Bill Mays and the new CD Back To Back, the latest addition to his discography on the Nagel Heyer label.

These days Jerry appears with his trio and quartet, as a guest soloist and tries to find time to write for his 4 trombone latin group Raging Bones and The Swing Composers’ Orchestra which features original compositions in the late swing/early bebop genre.

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Jerry Tilitz, ein amerikanischer Posaunist, Komponist und Sänger aus New York City, lebt seit längerem in Hamburg. Im Verlauf seiner musikalischen Karriere ist Jerry Tilitz mit außergewöhnlichen Musikern aufgetreten oder hat mit ihnen Aufnahmen gemacht, darunter Gerry Mulligan, Horace Parlan, Hank Jones, Roy Eldridge, Benny Golson, Herb Geller, Tommy Flanagan, Al Foster, Tete Montoliu, Adam Nussbaum, Danny Moss, Harry Allen, Randy Sandke, Tom Harrell, Benny Bailey, Bill Mays, Randy Brecker .
Nach Lehrjahren mit illustren Jazzgrößen wie Lennie Tristano und dem einflußreichen Posaunisten Curtis Fuller begann Jerry Tilitz seine Profikarriere mit Billy Taylor's Jazzmobile Big Band. Neben seinen Auftritten in New Yorks pulsierender Club- und Studioszene lehrte Jerry Jazztheorie und -analyse am Queensboro College und erhielt ein Stipendium für Komposition und Darstellung der renommierten U.S. National Endowment for the Arts.

Neben Auftritten, Aufnahmen und Lehrtätigkeit präsentierte Jerry ein eigenes Programm im deutschen Rundfunk, An American In Hamburg , spielte in Musicals wie Cats, Chorus Line, 42nd Street und Ain’t Misbehavin’ , und schrieb Beiträge für das angesehene Jazz Journal International. Er produzierte mehrere Aufnahmen auf Both Feet Records, darunter The Dance Of The Living Room Sofas (BF 1002-2) mit Don Braden, Lonnie Plaxico, Cecil Brooks III and Michael Cochrane und Jerry Tilitz/The New York Tapes (BF 1001-2), sowie einen CD-Sampler seiner New Yorker Gruppen mit so profilierten Musikern wie Tom Harrell, Arnie Lawrence, Jim McNeely, Bob Moses, Harold Danko, Bob Kindred, Jerome Harris, Jon Burr, Jeff Brillinger, Gary Smulyan, Valery Ponomarev und Billy Hart. Außerdem gibt es eine Aufnahme bei Bellaphon, Tales Of Two Cities (CDLR 45035) mit Horace Parlan, Adam Nussbaum, Frank Wunsch, Ray Drummond, Bill Mays und Jimmi Roger Pedersen.

Jerry ist weiterhin in der europäischen Jazzszene aktiv; er gibt Konzerte und macht Platten mit seinen drei Gruppen, The Jerry Tilitz Quartet, Raging Bones, eine 4 Posaunenbesetzung mit eigenen Arrangements und Kompositionen, sowie The Monday Night Jazz Orchestra, besetzt mit Hamburger Musikern.

Jerry Tilitz ist mit Freunden regelmäßig freitags in der Galerie von Nancy Tilitz im Dammtorbahnhof zu hören.

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Diese Aufnahmen, die der Posaunist Jerry Tilitz mit Kollegen aus der New Yorker Session-Szene eingespielt hat, haben rund 20 Jahre auf dem Buckel und klingen doch frischer und vitaler als viele aktuelle Einspielungen, die die Studios sonst so verlassen. Tilitz fackelt nicht lange und legt seinen Kompositionen überwiegend stramme Uptempos zugrunde, die ihm und illustren Musikern wie Trompeter Tom Harrell, Saxofonist Arnie Lawrence, den Pianisten Harold Danko und Jim McNeely sowie Billy Hart und Bob Moses am Schlagzeug genügend Raum zu intensivem Austoben und behendem Improvisieren bieten. Aber nicht nur deshalb ist es ein Glücksfall, dass diese Aufnahmen nun ans Ohr der Öffentlichkeit dringen. Denn neben dem No-Name-Musiker Jerry Tilitz, der sich auch als Arrangeur mit einem Händchen fürs Unkonventiolle profiliert, gibt's weitere Überraschungen zu entdecken. Zum Beispiel einen Saxofonisten namens Bob Kindred, der mit widerborstigen Phrasen brilliert. Oder die Posaune als duofähiges Instrument und den alten Ellington-Gassenhauer "It Don't Mean A Thing" als forsche Uptempo-Nummer im kauzigen Blechbläser-Kleid.
© Jazz thing - Michael Stürm

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