John Beasley | Positootly!Veteran pianist-composer-arranger John Beasley gained invaluable bandstand experience on the road with such revered jazz elders as Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis while also recording with the likes of Chick Corea, Hubert Laws and Dianne Reeves along with serving as musical director for Queen Latifah and Steely Dan. In recent years, Beasley has made impressive strides as a bandleader in his own right. On Positootly!, his eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2008’s acclaimed Letter to Herbie (Beasley’s impressionistic take on the music of Herbie Hancock), the Louisiana native showcases his own engaging compositions along with a few choice covers.
Joining Beasley on his second outing for Resonance Records are drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, bassist James Genus, percussionist Munyungo Jackson, Grammy-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch and saxophonist Bennie Maupin (a charter member of Hancock’s Mwandishi Sextet and Headhunters).
Release Date: September 8, 2009