Uptown Jazz Tentet

What’s Next (Irabbagast Records)

The Uptown Jazz Tentet is a powerhouse ten-piece ensemble led collectively by trumpeter, Brandon Lee and trombonists Willie Applewhite and James Burton lll. The other seven members are the most reputable sidemen on the jazz scene today. The band attributes it’s distinct sound to not only the musical prowess of its members, but also to the priceless value of years of friendship. Grounded in tradition and filtered through the lens of sophisticated modernism, UJT features a unique blend of original compositions and reimagined jazz classics. UJT is dedicated to one purpose, to make you feel good.

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Willie Applewhite-trombone, co-leader
James Burton III-trombone, co-leader
Brandon Lee-trumpet, co-leader
Tatum Greenblatt-trumpet
Andrew Gutauskas-alto saxophone
Jon Irabagon-tenor saxophone
Carl Maraghi-baritone saxophone
Adam Birnbaum-piano
Clovis Nicolas-bass
Aaron Kimmel-drums

Track Listing

  1. Uptown Bass Hit
  2. What's Next
  3. SKJ
  4. Change
  5. Bramblin'
  6. Pursue
  7. Mance's Dance
  8. Infant Eyes
  9. In a Sentimental Mood
  10. Voyage

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