Born: November 24, 1956
Tempest Little Big Band With six hornsâ€alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones; two trumpets; one tromboneâ€plus piano, bass, drums, and vocalist, Tempest has a powerful sound all its own. Duke Ellington, Count Basieâ€¦the big bands are well represented in Tempest's expansive repertoire. But you'll also hear Tempest set lists dedicated to the small-group sounds of Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakeyâ€¦all exquisitely arranged for Tempest's six horns and rhythm section. An exciting and exquisite jazz anomaly, Tempest is an aggressive big band nurturing the subtle improvisational approaches of a quintet...
The Real Thing! - Atlanta Journal-Constitution