Nominated For Best Jazz Album of the Year by MAMA
"Spring Will Rise Again" Nominated Best Jazz Song of the YearThe Alison Margaret Jazz Quartet features innovative arrangements of American jazz and folk classics as well as lesser-known tunes from the jazz repertoire. Ms. Margaret's arranging style is steeped in tradition, yet infused with modern harmony, rhythm, and improvisational creativity.
Personnel:Alison Margaret - vocal chords, producer, and arranger
Geoff Brady - vibraphones
John Christensen - string bass
Michael Brennies - trap set
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|The Water is wide|
|Spring Will Rise Again|
Ms. Margaret's debut CD "Come Sunday" features innovative arrangements of American jazz classics as well as lesser-known tunes from the jazz repertoire. Ms. Margaret collaborated with renowned pianist and composer, Laurence Hobgood whose distinct sound eloquently guides the quintet.
ISTHMUS: MAD TRACKS REVIEW "Up Jump Spring" (Freddie Hubbard')
"...Ms. Margaret essays the entire tune with only Eric Hochberg's dancing acoustic bass for accompaniment. Her interaction with Hochberg is light and free and very much a mutual conversation. Margaret shows her mettle by following up with some impressionistic scatting that allows the tune to deliquesce very naturally."
-Tom Laskin (Dec. 14, 2007 The Daily Page)
Alison Margaret - vocal chords, co-producer, and arranger
Laurence Hobgood - pianist, producer, and arranger
Pat Mallinger - tenor saxophonist
Kevin Martinez - upright and electric bass
Jim Huwe - trap set