BAKERZMILLION @ The Green Mill, Chicago
DELMARK CD release party!
They’re celebrating the new release at the world famous Green Mill Cocktail Lounge!! June 17, June 18 – Friday, Sat!
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY JUNE 17 & PHYSICALLY JULY 15, 2022
BakerzMillion – Andy Baker & Steve Million COMING SOON!
Andy Baker & Steve Million – BakerzMillion Live in Racine
Delmark DE 5037 (June/July 2022)
Very much in the vein of Art Blakey’s “Jazz Messengers” or Coltrane’s band on the legendary “Blue Train” album, BakerzMillion is Chicago’s hard bop ensemble par excellence. Its six members are a true dream team of talented and seasoned jazzmen. The band’s longevity, over fifteen years already, contributes to the solid and balanced sound of the ensemble. Playing original tunes composed by the co-leaders the ensemble brings a breeze of fresh air to these mainstream sonorities. Recorded February 2018 by Robert Vallone, Produced by Andy Baker, Mixed & Mastered by Fred Breitberg, Photo and notes by Michael Jackson.
“In the hands of pianist Steve Million and trombonist Andy Baker, the men who co-lead BAKERzMILLION… the classic sound of three horns plus rhythm comes newly alive, mindful of tradition but bristling with the assembled experience of the players involved.” –Neil Tesser
BakerzMillion is an all-star jazz sextet in the tradition of the classic Blue Note groups of the 1960s. Featuring Andy Baker (trombone, tunes), Steve Million (piano, tunes), Eric Jacobson (trumpet), Jim Gailloreto (saxophones), Tim Davis (drums) and John Sims (bass), the band was formed in 2005 to perform new, original compositions by co-leaders Andy Baker and Steve Million.