Jerry Tilitz | The Dance Of The Living Room Sofas

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The Dance Of The Living Room Sofas

by Jerry Tilitz

The bebop jazz Trombone of Jerry Tilitz meets Don Braden, Lonnie Plaxico, Cecil Brooks III and Michael Cochrane in this limited edition CD release from Both Feet Records featuring hard driving Jazz performances from New York City.
Genre: Jazz: Post-Bop
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1. The Dance of the Living Room Sofas
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2. In a Sunny Daze
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3. Hands Up Horst!
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4. Down South
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5. Sweet Georgia Brown
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6. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
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7. Miss Piggy
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"The Jazz trombone of Jerry Tilitz leads a remarkable session in the company of some of New York City's most notable jazz standard-bearers: versatile bassist and M-Base collaborator Lonnie Plaxico, scalding tenor saxophonist Don Braden, phenomenal drummer Cecil Brooks III, and tasteful pianist Michael Cochrane...Notwithstanding the tragic passing of J. J. Johnson - arguably the Charlie Parker of the modern trombone - the state of the instrument is as healthy as ever, especially with the formidable talents of composers and players such as Jerry Tilitz."
- John Stevenson
www.jazzreview.com

"Really nice band and compositions. It sounds fresh and inspired!"
- award winning jazz trombonist Nils Wogram

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Press Release

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.

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"Tilitz machte sich durch seine technisch astreine und hochmusikantischs Speilweise und durch ungemein packende Live-performances eine Namen in der internationalen Jazzszene. Er beherrscht die ganze Palette von traditionellen Jazz über Post-Bop bis hin zum Funk. Die Liste bekannter Jazzer, mit denen er im Studio and auf der Bühne vor die Mikros getreten ist, klingt gediegen:Gerry Mulligan, Horace Parlan, Danny Moss, Tom Harrell, Don Braden, Benny Bailey. Die neue “Dance Of The Living Room Sofas”, die bei Both Feet/Sunny Moon erschien, ist voller reizvoller Interpretationen, delikater, unkonventioneller Arrangements und eigenwilligere Originals. Das Hört man vor allem in seinem ganz persoalichen You’ve Changed, Sweet Georgia Brown sowie in der Coverversion des Michael-Jackson-Hits I Just Can’t Stop Loving You und in der ungemein humorvollen Eigenkomposition Hands Up Horst!"

Ludwig Jurgeit

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