Sillery's sweet tone can cause mallards to swoop from the rafters...
Trumpeter/composer Liam Sillery combines with some of his friends in the New York jazz scene to pay tribute to his musical mentors in a set of originals inspired by the work of Ira Sullivan, Red Rodney and most importantly, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. A longtime member of New York's freelance musician corps, Sillery has been spending more time exploring his compositional voice and musical partnerships in projects with artists such as Los Angeles-based saxophonist David Sills.
1. Minor Change 7:41
2. For Jane 7:43
3. Terry's Blues 6:55
4. Prana 7:37
5. Cecil's Bridge 7:56
6. You Are So Beautiful 4:35
7. Dial D for Dial 6:57
LIAM SILLERY - trumpet/flugelhorn
DAVID SILLS - tenor sax
JESSE STACKEN - piano
THOMAS MORGAN - bass
RICHARD HUNTLEY - drums
Produced by LIAM SILLERY
Recorded May 27, 2004 at KNOOP STUDIOS, River Edge, New Jersey
Recording Engineer: MANFRED KNOOP
Photography by JAN MARIE
Design & layout by JOHN BISHOP
All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
Trumpeter/flugelhornist Liam Sillery invites tenor saxophonist David Sills into the front line on this straightahead quintet outing for a sound reminiscent of Blue Note's heyday. The leader's musical mentors are Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, and especially tenor man Joe Henderson. The influences show as the band opens with a lively Sillery original, "M ...
Jazz Review (Paul Oberlin)
This is Liam Sillery's debut album, a tribute to his mentors who include Red Rodney and Joe Henderson. Sillery plays trumpet and flugelhorn and has been active in New York for some time. He also attended the University of Florida and the Manhattan School of Music. The supporting musicians include David Sills (tenor sax), Jesse Stacken (piano), Thom ...
Dijazz (Pedro Caesar Beas )
After to have created Origin Records, the original musicians of Seattle, John Bishop and Matt Jorgensen they gave form him to seal OA2. A company interested in producing, distruibuir and to promote to independent jazzistas. One of the musicians who are part of OA2 is the trompetista of New York Liam Sillery who with his quinteto has published th ...
All Music Guide (Scott Yanow)
The quintet of young players on Minor Changes performs an updated version of hard bop. The best-known musician is probably Los Angeles-based tenor saxophonist David Sills, but all five are talented players. Although six of the seven selections are by trumpeter Liam Sillery (all but Billy Preston's "You Are So Beautiful"), the music is primarily str ...
Jazz Scene (George Fendel)
This is my first acquaintance with Liam Sillery, and I must say that the veteran New York trumpet ace has produced a nicely balanced program of mostly original bop and ballads. Sharing center stage is California-based tenor man David Sills. With a finely tuned rhythm section, this quintet is right in the center of the groove. **** ...
FoJazz (Forrest Dylan Bryant)
Every once in a while an album like this crosses my path: on a small label, with a bunch of people I've never heard of. Generic-sounding song titles. An unassuming cover, neither garishly amateur nor slick. At first glance, completely forgettable. But then I put it in the CD player, and it's immediately gratifying -- both familiar and vibrantly ...
Jazz Scene, September 2005 (George Fendel)
This is my first acquaintance with Liam Sillery, and I must say that the veteran New York trumpet ace has produced a nicely balanced program of mostly original bop and ballads. Sharing center stage is California based tenor man David Sills. With a finely tuned rhythm section, this quintet is right in the center of the groove. **** ...