Tim Armacost has led a life of constant motion. He has gathered knowledge and
experience around the globe, which forms the foundation of his passionate brand of jazz.
After landing in New York in 1993, Armacost quickly established his presence as a leader,
releasing his first two albums, “Fire” (Concord) and “Live at Smalls” (Double Time) to critical
acclaim. His hard hitting third release, “The Wishing Well,” (Double Time) announced the
arrival of Armacost’s working unit, featuring Bruce Barth, Ray Drummond, and Billy Hart. The
group has completed six successful tours in Europe and Asia, working with sponsors
Northwest Airlines, Marriott Hotels and Volkswagen, and followed up with an inspired second
recording, “Brightly Dark.” (Satchmo Records). Armacost’s current release, “Rhythm and
Transformation,” (ArtistShare 0064) features the quartet augmented by Ray Spiegel playing
Tabla, and the great Eddie Henderson on trumpet. Working with his quartet, the cooperative
group Hornz in the Hood with fellow saxophonists Craig Handy and Ravi Coltrane, Ray
Drummond’s “Excursion Band,” and co-leading the Brooklyn Big Band with Craig Bailey,
Armacost is now seriously in the mix.