Andy Baker & Steve Million – BakerzMillion Live in Racine
Delmark DE 5037
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.