TROMBONIST NICK FINZER TO RELEASE “EXPOSITION” HIS RECORDING DEBUT AS A LEADER 22 JANUARY 2013 New York City Based Composer, Instrumentalist, Bandleader & Educator’s Self-Produced / Self-Released CD Premieres 10 Original Works For Sextet.
With the release on January 22, 2013 of “Exposition” (Outside In Music OIM 1201), trombonist Nick Finzer delivers a debut recording that announces in no uncertain terms the addition to the international jazz community of a virtuoso instrumentalist, versatile improviser and a composer with the ability to not only pay tribute to the illustrious jazz heritage that inspires him but also expand the tradition’s stylistic horizons.
At the helm of a dynamic young band featuring saxophonist Lucas Pino, guitarist Alex Wintz, pianist Samora Pinderhughes, bassist David Baron and drummer Jimmy Macbride – fellow emerging artists who are also adding their distinctive voices to New York City’s vibrant jazz scene – Finzer pays tribute to classic trombone- tenor quintets like those led by legendary jazz masters J.J. Johnson and Stan Getz and Curtis Fuller and Benny Golson as well as by his mentor Steve Turre. The addition of the guitar as both a melodic voice and a member of the rhythm section contributes a fresh new dimension to the music on the recording. In total Finzer premieres 10 original compositions he wrote between 2008 and 2012 on the CD, the initial release on his new label Outside In Music.