Vincent Herring – Night and Day CD


1. Grind Hog’s Day
2. Night and Day
3. The Adventures of Hyun Joo Lee
4. Walton
5. The Gypsy
6. Fly, Little Bird, Fly
7. Wabash
8. Theme for Jobim
9. There Is Something About You (I Don’t Know)
10. Smoking Paul’s Stash

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8-panel Digipak Album

“Mr. Herring should have a higher profile, as he confirms with a smart new album, NIGHT AND DAY.
— Nate Chinen, The New York Times

“Alto saxophonist Vincent Herring references Cannonball Adderley and other formative influences and mentors on NIGHT AND DAY, a bracing live-in-the-studio album. The disc, something of a successor to 2013’s THE UPTOWN SHUFFLE, is buoyant hard bop of the variety Herring perfected during the near-decade he spent sharing the frontline with Nat Adderley in the cornetist’s quintet.”
— Phillip Booth, JazzTimes

Vincent Herring, one of the great jazz saxophonists of our time, matches his soulful, expressive playing with one of the baddest trumpet players around, Jeremy Pelt, in a quintet that also features the hard-driving rhythm section of pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist Brandi Disterheft, and drummer Joe Farnsworth. It’s a group of musicians that Herring knows well and there is an obvious rapport and chemistry from the first note to the last.

NIGHT AND DAY opens auspiciously with the funky bebop original “Grind Hog’s Day.” Herring was Cedar Walton’s saxophonist for more than 20 years and he remembers him with Walton’s Latin-tinged “Theme for Jobim” and Mike LeDonne’s poignant dedication, “Walton”. Vincent remarks, “All of us are Cedar’s musical children. I wish we could have played this one for him.” There are blistering hard bop anthems, too, like Herring’s original “The Adventures of Hyun Joo Lee” and Donald Byrd’s classic “Fly, Little Bird, Fly”. The full spotlight is on Vincent on a handful of quartet tunes that include “The Gypsy”, which is something of an “alto saxophone classic” made famous by Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt and Phil Woods. Herring loves to play this one live and he give it an unforgettably moving reading. The other quartet numbers include Tex Allen’s beautiful “There Is Something about You (I Don’t Know)”, the bluesy “Wabash” by Vincent’s closest stylistic model and exemplar, Cannonball Adderley, and Cole Porter’s jubilant title track “Night and Day”. Herring also contributes the infectious, closing blues, “Smoking Paul’s Stash”. Vincent Herring is modern jazz at its best—unpretentious, smart, and timeless.

released May 12, 2015

Vincent Herring – alto saxophone
Jeremy Pelt – trumpet*
Mike LeDonne – piano
Brandi Disterheft – bass
Joe Farnsworth – drums

*except tracks 2, 5, 7 & 9

Recorded Live at Sear Sound, Studio C,
New York City on August 22, 2014

Produced by Paul Stache
Associate Producer: Damon Smith
Recorded & Mastered by Roman Klun
Studio Assistants: Chris Allen & Lim Wei
Mixed at Stache Sound Studio, Duke Ellington Mansion, NYC
by Roman Klun & Paul Stache
Photography by Jimmy Katz
Design by Damon Smith & Paul Stache

Jeremy Pelt appears courtesy of High Note Records
Mike LeDonne appears courtesy of High Note Records

Executive Producers: Frank Christopher & Paul Stache

Weight 0.33 lbs