Ain't That Right! The Music of Neal Hefti
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19443
Adrian Cunningham - tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
Wycliffe Gordon - trombone (tracks 1, 5, 8, 10)
Dan Nimmer - piano
Corcoran Holt - bass
Chuck Redd - drums
Adrian Cunningham, one of Australia's finest jazz musicians has been based in NYC and playing regularly at some of New York's finest clubs... Smalls, Birdland, 55 Bar, Fat Cat, the Apollo Theater, Dizzy's (Lincoln Centre) and even a private event at the hallowed Village Vanguard.
World class trombonist Wycliffe Gordon joins Cunningham presenting a musical tribute to Neal Hefti. Cunningham's virtuosic gifts on saxophone, clarinet and flute never overshadow his expressiveness.
The fascinating liner notes written by Will Friedwald point out that this is the first recorded collection of Neal Hefti tunes since the composer's death at the age of 85 in 2008.
The Odd Couple
Barefoot in The Park
It's Awfully Nice To Be With You
Ain't That Right
How To Murder Your Wife
I've Got Love