FLUGELHORNIST JOHN RAYMOND TRIO WITH GILAD HEKSELMAN- GUITAR & COLIN STRANAHAN-DRUMS - Jazz Showcase806 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago,IL
02/13/2018 10:00 PM - 02/14/2018 12:00 AM
FLUGELHORNIST JOHN RAYMOND TRIO WITH GILAD HEKSELMAN- GUITAR & COLIN STRANAHAN-DRUMS
Labeled “a prepossessing young trumpet player…” (New York Times), John Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York.
Since moving from Minneapolis to New York in 2009, John has been a featured artist at the FONT Festival and NYC Winter Jazz Festival. He has also regularly performed with musicians such as Billy Hart, Ethan Iverson, Orrin Evans, Gilad Hekselman, Linda Oh and others.
On his new album, “Foreign Territory,” Raymond is accompanied by legendary drummer Billy Hart, pianist Dan Tepfer and bassist Joe Martin. The album features Raymond’s original compositions that reimagine the jazz standard tradition (one of them being recently awarded a Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer’s Award given by ASCAP). Raymond forges a sound that is steeped in the jazz tradition, yet progressive and full of modernity, and it’s clear that he is making as big a musical statement as he’s made yet.
“Electrifyingly new and strangely familiar at the same time. With his mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned feeling, Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction.”
“A substantial leap forward for Mr. Raymond…this is an album about finding new possibilities within a recognizable framework; it’s more rational than radical, with a thoughtful relationship to mainstream convention.”
-New York Times
“Possessing a forte that few seasoned musicians have attained. A brilliant talent whose luminosity is endless.”
-Birmingham Times ww