The Michael Lauren All Stars

Old School / Fresh Jazz (Why Not Music)

New Yorker Michael Lauren (b.1950) has been drumming since the age of eight. His artistry fuses the boundaries of jazz, funk, blues, rock and world music. Michael has performed and/or recorded with Benny Golson, Tom Harrell, Rick Margitza, Bob Mintzer, Milt Hinton, Bob Stewart, Bill Frisell, Mike Stern and many others. Michael formed his All Star band, with some of Portugal’s best and most experienced jazz musicians, in order to create the opportunity to play music that gives him the most pleasure. The Michael Lauren All Stars play exciting, eclectic, accessible, inclusive, Contemporary Jazz rooted in the Hard Bop tradition.

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Personnel

Michael Lauren - drums
Carlos Barretto - contrabass
Diogo Vida - piano
Hugo Alves - trumpet
Jeffery Davis - vibraphone
José Menezes- tenor saxophone
Nuno Ferreira - guitar

Track Listing

  1. A Fresh Jazz Intro
  2. More Soul
  3. One More For The Road
  4. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Saxophone Duet
  5. The Right Wrong Topic
  6. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Guitar Duet
  7. Lisboa Boogaloo
  8. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Contrabass Duet
  9. You Want It You Got It
  10. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Vibraphone Duet
  11. Wapita
  12. Virgin In Times Square
  13. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Trumpet Duet
  14. 2-4
  15. Song of Bernadette

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