I love it when I listen to a recording and it sounds like I’m right there in the club, in the mix, up close and personal. One of many offerings that does that for me is Diamond Cut (2018) by Tia Fuller. Her father, Fred – jazz bassist. Her mother, Elthopia – vocalist. Her sister, Shamie – pianist. And her brother, Ashton – drummer. The family hails from Aurora, Colorado, and have played there – together.
In 2006, she toured with Beyoncé, in an all-female band. In 2012, she toured with Esperanza Spalding. In 2019, she recorded with Roy Haynes, Jon Batiste, and others for the soundtrack for the Disney movie, SOUL (2020). She tops it all off with a teaching career at Berklee College of Music. Her other recordings are Healing Space (2007), Decisive Steps (2010), Angelic Warrior (2012), and a live recording Piece of Mind (2020), with Adonis Rose on drums, Tia Fuller on sax, and Maurice Brown on trumpet. I think you should give a listen.
Jazz, jazz, and nothing but jazz.
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