Henry Lowther / Jim Mullen / Dave Green / Stu Butterfield / Stan Sulzmann

The Great Wee Band - LIGHT BLUE- TR589

The second album for Trio Records from this very special group

with special guest Stan Sulzmann

Henry Lowther / Jim Mullen / Dave Green / Stu Butterfield - The Sound Of Music

The second CD for Trio Records by this seasoned group of musicians builds on the success of their first. This time round Henry Lowther, Jim Mullen, Dave Green and Stu Butterfield are joined by the great tenor saxophone player Stan Sulzmann guesting on three tracks.

This album like the first album "The Sound Of Music" puts a sideways glance on some well known and not so well known standards from Monk to Mancini as well as a couple of originals by Jim Mullen and Henry Lowther.

Again the incredibly thick sound of Henry Lowther's trumpet and flugel horn is featured at its very best. Henry Lowther, recently celebrating his 70th year reveals the majestic maturity of his playing.

Jim Mullen excells as one of the very best guitar accompanists and his solos prove the perfect foil for Henry Lowther's playing. Jim is simply one of the world's greatest jazz guitarists.

Dave Green, on top form, contributes his amazing depth of sound and soul, proving once again why he is the country's favourite bass player.

Stu Butterfield's original drumming and distinctive sound completes the powerfully sophistcated band.

Guesting on tenor saxophone is Stan Sulzmann revered by all generations of fellow saxophone players for his original yet grounded playing .

Henry Lowther / Jim Mullen / Dave Green / Stu Butterfield