Ira Sullivan Presents: The Jim Holman Trio – Blue Skies
Delmark DE 5010
Compact Disc (2013)
Chicago jazz pianist Jim Holman brings together an exciting crew for Blue Skies, his second Delmark CD. Multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan, who was there in bebop’s heyday and played with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Art Blakey, and others continues to set the standard of greatness. Each of his phrases is an epiphany. Here Ira plays trumpet and tenor saxophone alongside special guest drummer Roger Humphries, best known for playing drums on Horace Silver’s “Song For My Father,” has also played with many greats including Stanley Turrentine and Ray Charles.
Nick Schneider, Dennis Carroll, (bass) and George Fludas (drums) each add their own brilliant contribution to the musical conversation.