Tim Armacost and NYSQ

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Tim Armacost and NYSQ

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.

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