Alright jazz fans, do your ears a favor … be sure and pick up “Decisive Steps“ the fascinating new release by the extraordinary and multifaceted reed player Tia Fuller … immediately, you want regret it! —Rob Young
Today, Mack Avenue Records releases Decisive Steps, the sophomore CD by alto/soprano saxophonist-flautist Tia Fuller. It features drummer Kim Thompson; bassist Miriam Sullivan; Fuller’s sister, Shamie Royston on piano and Fender Rhodes; with special guests, trumpeter Sean Jones and bassist Christian McBride (both Mack Avenue label mates); vibraphonist Warren Wolf; and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut.
“It’s a continuation of Healing Space (her 2007 debut for the label), evolving from a stationary place of healing to steps of action,” Fuller says. “I’ve been in the mindset of really moving forward to the next level in my life, constantly being in the mindset of greatness, relentless in my pursuit and progressing with purpose by embracing my talents, recognizing my strengths and improving upon my weaknesses…but also in not being afraid of change; stepping forward in faith and not in fear.”
UPCOMING TIA FULLER QUARTET TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF DECISIVE STEPS
March 26 – CD Release Party, Cecil’s Jazz Club, West Orange, NJ
April 3 – Candlelight Lounge, Trenton, NJ
April 15-16 – Dazzle Jazz Club, Denver, CO
May 1 – Jazz Vespers @Bethany Baptist Church, Newark, NJ
May 10 – Decisive Steps CD Release Party, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York, NY
June 12 – Central PA Friends of Jazz, Harrisburg, PA
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