Artist: Steven Feifke
Personnel: Steven Feifke, piano, conductor; Andrew Gould, alto/soprano sax, flute; Alexa Tarantino, alto sax, flute; Lucas Pino, tenor sax, clarinet, flute; Sam Dillon, tenor sax, clarinet, flute; Andrew Gutauskas, bari sax, bass clarinet; Alex LoRe, alto sax; Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Max Darché, John Lake, Benny Benack III, Gabriel King Medd; Trombones: Robert Edwards, Jeffery Miller, Armando Vergara, Jennifer Wharton; Alex Wintz, guitar; Dan "Chimy" Chmielinski, bass; Drums: Ulysses Owens Jr., Bryan Carter, Jimmy Macbride, Joe Peri; Veronica Swift, vocals
Description: Kinetic, the spellbinding big band debut from pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator, educator and Yamaha Recording Artist Steven Feifke. Joining the bandleader is an ensemble made up of players from the very frontline of the contemporary jazz scene including drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., vocalist Veronica Swift, tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino, and alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino among many others. The music on Kinetic was refined during the big band’s popular monthly residency at The Django in New York City that ran for nearly two years before COVID brought all live performances to halt. These regular live performances afforded the band to develop a cohesive common language and solid rapport, lending a rare intimate air to this large ensemble recording.
Alexa's Role: Alto Saxophone (1, 2, 4-10)
Label: Outside in Music