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Fishin' Again: A Tribute to Clyde Stubblefield & Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dan Trudell

Fishin' Again: A Tribute to Clyde Stubblefield & Dr. Lonnie Smith

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: OA2 Records
UPC: 0805552220926
Catnr: OA2 22209
Release date: 05 May 2023
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OA2 Records
UPC
0805552220926
Catalogue number
OA2 22209
Release date
05 May 2023
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About the album

Finding the common thread of unending groove, swing, and great fun from his experiences playing in a band with the mighty drummer Clyde Stubblefield, or hanging out with a major mentor figure, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chicago organist Dan Trudell decided to celebrate both through these tunes he originally wrote for the band he led with Stubblefield. That the recording session ended up happening the day after the Dr.'s passing, their commitment to imbuing the music with the love, joy, and unbridled enthusiasm he always carried was without doubt. Drummer Dana Hall, guitarist Mike Standal, the horns of Pat Mallinger, John Wojciechowski and Joel Adams, and Trudell's slippery organ crackle with life through the straight-up funk of the title cut, the swamp groove of "Chocolate Martini," the swing-funk shout chorus of "Horse," or the intricate, off-kilter melody of "Holler Back" that unfolds into an inspired ride by Pat Mallinger on alto sax. Trudell's gratitude for the life and music lessons shared and experiences lived shines throughout Fishin' Again.
Der Chicagoer Organist Dan Trudell fand den roten Faden des unendlichen Grooves, des Swings und des großen Spaßes in seinen Erfahrungen, die er in einer Band mit dem großartigen Schlagzeuger Clyde Stubblefield gemacht hatte, oder in der Begegnung mit seinem großen Mentor, dem Organisten Dr. Lonnie Smith, und beschloss, beide mit diesen Stücken zu feiern, die er ursprünglich für die Band schrieb, die er mit Stubblefield leitete. Dass die Aufnahmesession einen Tag nach dem Tod von Dr. Smith stattfand, zeigt, wie sehr sie sich bemühten, die Musik mit der Liebe, der Freude und dem ungezügelten Enthusiasmus zu versehen, die er immer ausstrahlte. Schlagzeuger Dana Hall, Gitarrist Mike Standal, die Bläser von Pat Mallinger, John Wojciechowski und Joel Adams sowie Trudells geschmeidiges Organ lassen den geradlinigen Funk des Titeltracks, den Swamp-Groove von "Chocolate Martini", den Swing-Funk-Shout-Refrain von "Horse" oder die vertrackte, schräge Melodie von "Holler Back", die sich zu einem inspirierten Ritt von Pat Mallinger am Altsaxophon entfaltet, vor Leben knistern. Trudells Dankbarkeit für die geteilten Lebens- und Musiklektionen und die gemachten Erfahrungen scheint in Fishin' Again durch.

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Dan Trudell (organ)

Dan Trudell has been a staple on the Chicago Jazz scene for over 30 years. After studying at the famed North Texas State Jazz program, he relocated to the east coast living in NYC and Boston where he performed with the top musicians of the area, including Harold Lane, George Garzone, Jay Brandford, Jim Rotondi, Harold Vick, Alan Dawson, Hal Crook, Montego Joe, Andy Gravish, and Ralph Lalama amongst many others. Through all of that, he also shared an enduring musical partnership with saxophonist Pat Mallinger after meeting at North Texas State. Since moving to Chicago in 1990, Dan has been a stalwart on its jazz scene, presiding over the piano chair of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for over 20 years,...
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Dan Trudell has been a staple on the Chicago Jazz scene for over 30 years. After studying at the famed North Texas State Jazz program, he relocated to the east coast living in NYC and Boston where he performed with the top musicians of the area, including Harold Lane, George Garzone, Jay Brandford, Jim Rotondi, Harold Vick, Alan Dawson, Hal Crook, Montego Joe, Andy Gravish, and Ralph Lalama amongst many others. Through all of that, he also shared an enduring musical partnership with saxophonist Pat Mallinger after meeting at North Texas State.
Since moving to Chicago in 1990, Dan has been a stalwart on its jazz scene, presiding over the piano chair of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for over 20 years, and equally long for the annual Kennedy Center Honors program in Washington DC. Besides his piano prowess, Dan is an equally gifted organist and was in the original Sabertooth Organ Quartet, performing weekly at the famed Green Mill Jazz Lounge for a decade. Being a top call accompanist, Dan has backed up many established artists including Bob Mintzer, Ira Sullivan, Aretha Franklin, Kurt Elling, Kenny Burrell, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Anne Hampton Calloway, Joe Williams, Jimmy Heath, Buddy DeFranco, Jeff Hamilton, Jimmy Cobb, Bernard Purdie, and Roy Hargrove amongst others.
Dan toured the world on piano with Matt Wilson’s Arts and Crafts group which included the late great Dennis Irwin on bass, and trumpeter Terrell Stafford. As an organist, he toured Europe with the Alvin Queen Quintet which included Joe Magnarelli, Jessie Davis, and Melvin Sparks. Dan also has played engagements at the Iridium and Smalls Jazz clubs in NYC. This past year, despite the pandemic, Dan did a tour on organ with Count Basie saxophonist Doug Lawrence that included performances with last years NEA Jazz Master, Tootie Heath, and a group with organist Joey DeFrancesco and Harry Connick tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon.
Dan has recorded most notably on the album “The B3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield”, which featured Trudell's original compositions. The band performed for 10 years until Clyde’s untimely passing in 2017. His 2023 release "Fishin' Again" is a tribute to Dr. Lonnie Smith, Stubblefield, and his time spent with that band.
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Dan Trudell (organ)

Dan Trudell has been a staple on the Chicago Jazz scene for over 30 years. After studying at the famed North Texas State Jazz program, he relocated to the east coast living in NYC and Boston where he performed with the top musicians of the area, including Harold Lane, George Garzone, Jay Brandford, Jim Rotondi, Harold Vick, Alan Dawson, Hal Crook, Montego Joe, Andy Gravish, and Ralph Lalama amongst many others. Through all of that, he also shared an enduring musical partnership with saxophonist Pat Mallinger after meeting at North Texas State. Since moving to Chicago in 1990, Dan has been a stalwart on its jazz scene, presiding over the piano chair of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for over 20 years,...
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Dan Trudell has been a staple on the Chicago Jazz scene for over 30 years. After studying at the famed North Texas State Jazz program, he relocated to the east coast living in NYC and Boston where he performed with the top musicians of the area, including Harold Lane, George Garzone, Jay Brandford, Jim Rotondi, Harold Vick, Alan Dawson, Hal Crook, Montego Joe, Andy Gravish, and Ralph Lalama amongst many others. Through all of that, he also shared an enduring musical partnership with saxophonist Pat Mallinger after meeting at North Texas State.
Since moving to Chicago in 1990, Dan has been a stalwart on its jazz scene, presiding over the piano chair of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for over 20 years, and equally long for the annual Kennedy Center Honors program in Washington DC. Besides his piano prowess, Dan is an equally gifted organist and was in the original Sabertooth Organ Quartet, performing weekly at the famed Green Mill Jazz Lounge for a decade. Being a top call accompanist, Dan has backed up many established artists including Bob Mintzer, Ira Sullivan, Aretha Franklin, Kurt Elling, Kenny Burrell, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Anne Hampton Calloway, Joe Williams, Jimmy Heath, Buddy DeFranco, Jeff Hamilton, Jimmy Cobb, Bernard Purdie, and Roy Hargrove amongst others.
Dan toured the world on piano with Matt Wilson’s Arts and Crafts group which included the late great Dennis Irwin on bass, and trumpeter Terrell Stafford. As an organist, he toured Europe with the Alvin Queen Quintet which included Joe Magnarelli, Jessie Davis, and Melvin Sparks. Dan also has played engagements at the Iridium and Smalls Jazz clubs in NYC. This past year, despite the pandemic, Dan did a tour on organ with Count Basie saxophonist Doug Lawrence that included performances with last years NEA Jazz Master, Tootie Heath, and a group with organist Joey DeFrancesco and Harry Connick tenor saxophonist Jerry Weldon.
Dan has recorded most notably on the album “The B3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield”, which featured Trudell's original compositions. The band performed for 10 years until Clyde’s untimely passing in 2017. His 2023 release "Fishin' Again" is a tribute to Dr. Lonnie Smith, Stubblefield, and his time spent with that band.
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