The New York Blue Note quintet is a reunion of some of the most brilliant and in-demand staright-ahead jazz musicians: Joe Magnarelli (trumpet), Dmitry Baevsky (alto saxophone), Jeb Patton (piano), Fabien Marcoz (bass) and Bernd Reiter (drums).
The repertoire of the band follows the timeless “Blue Note” recordings, including a nice variety of classics by masters such as Lee Morgan or Sam Jones, some well-known standards and some originals by Joe Magnarelli and Jeb Patton. The compositions require strong section playing on the heads by Joe and Dmitry, supported by an active rhythm-section, and provide the perfect ground for extensive soloing for all the band members.
Joe Magnarelli has been one of the world's leading trumpeters for three decades. He moved to New York in 1986 and has worked since then with Ray Barretto, the Lionel Hampton Big Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Harry Connick Jr.’s Orchestra,the Buddy Rich Band, Maria Schneider, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Al Jarreau and many more. He has a long-standing musical partnership with Dmitry Baevsky and Jeb Patton, and the arrangements of this band have been worked out over many years. Born in St. Petersburg, Dmitry Baevsky moved to New York in 1996 to study at the famous New School and has since become an integral part of the New York jazz scène, perforing with musicians such as Cedar Walton, Benny Green, Peter Bernstein... Jeb Patton is one of the outstanding pianists of the younger generation. He studied with Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath and is a permanent member of the "Heath Brothers" and the "Jimmy Heath Generations Quintet" since then. Further, he worked with Etta Jones, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash, Steve Nelson, Jimmy Cobb, Jackie McLean, Frank Wess, James Moody... His personal, swinging style, presents the entire history of jazz piano from Art Tatum through Phineas Newborn to Cedar Walton.
New-York Paris Reunion Quintet
Ballad from Leadership Suite (Live)