Greetings fellow jazz aficionados, I’m elated to introduce (if haven’t met him already) a new trumpeter on the jazz scene named John Raymond. He has a phenomenal new album aptly titled “Strength & Song.” For those of you who absolutely love modern jazz, this is one gem you want to seriously consider looking into. At your leisure, go to his site and listen to four prominent full length tracks that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. —Rob Young | The Urban Flux
John Raymond -][- Strength & Song –MP3– [Strength & Song Records, 2012] –
John Raymond – New-York based trumpeter, composer, horn arranger, and educator – is an up-and-coming artist that is well on his way to becoming a major force in the music industry.
A finalist in the 2009 National Trumpet Competition, John has performed as a leader and sideman at many of the nation’s top venues including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (New York, NY), the Dakota Jazz Club (Minneapolis, MN), the Jazz Showcase (Chicago, IL) & the Blue Note Jazz Club (New York, NY). He has performed with notable jazz musicians such as Maria Schneider, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie and Lewis Nash. In addition to performing throughout the United States, John has also toured internationally to the Dominican Republic, China, the United Kingdom & Ireland. John has also distinguished himself as an elite horn arranger, evidenced by the three Grammy-nominated songs that he has arranged and recorded horns for (by R&B artists Ann Nesby & Calvin Richardson, respectively). Continue reading