Grammy-nominated recording by composer and keyboardist Scott Healy, bluedogmusic.com
Short film about the project with session footage, interviews and location shots: youtu.be/Zws9HY3m-1w
"The music Healy wrote for Hudson City Suite is a nine-part depiction of a mythological place, a city that might be if it hadn’t gone extinct more than a century ago. It unites past and present musically as well as conceptually, bridging traditional big-band swing with lithe jazz modernism.
--Downbeat Magazine, March 2013
For full credits, production info and liner notes by Bill Milkowski, please visit hudsoncityrecords.com
What the critics are saying about "Hudson City Suite" and Scott's 10-piece ensemble:
“Profoundly beautiful…like Hindemith meets Kenton and Ives at Mingus’ house for lunch…a soundtrack for the movies in his mind. -Bill Milkowski
“Healy has conjured up a captivating, amazingly varied and colorful range of sounds and moods with just a tentet here, showing that less can be more in jazz ensembles. -George Kanzler, NYC Jazz Record
“There’s nothing more you can say about this session other than it’s a four star showcase of killer playing unfurling a load of beautiful music. -Midwest Record Review
“…a thrilling panorama of sounds and moods… -Jazz Weekly
Featuring Tim Hagans on trumpet, Scott on piano, and an all-star group of LA’s finest, this fifty-six minute work was recorded April 30th and May 1st, 2012, at The Bridge in Glendale, CA. Nine tracks are thematically linked, the music is spacious, rich, distinctly modernist yet reverent to the tradition.
This fifty-six minute work is a true "suite"; all nine tracks are movements in a larger, thematically-rich piece.
"Hudson City Suite" by the Scott Healy Ensemble is a conceptual and grooving large ensemble jazz tour de force.
released 30 October 2012
Produced by David Joseph Wesley
All selections composed and arranged by Scott Healy, Bluedog Music BMI
Total time: 56:16
Recorded at The Bridge Recording in Glendale, CA
Engineered by Milton Gutierrez
Assisted by Andy Zisakis
Mixed by Rich Breen
Mastered by Dave Collins
Artwork and design by Brooke Lundy at lundymedia.com
Liner notes by Bill Milkowski
Photography by Eric Mendoza and Tania Peiva
Pressing and packaging by Disc Makers
I’d like to give special thanks to all those who contributed to this project: Christine Healy, Vicki Giordano at The Bridge, Gabriel Judet-Weinshel, David and Miriam Wesley, Angela Pierce at Disc Makers, Brooke Lundy, Jeff Surga and AFofM Local 47, Michele Brangwen, and an extra special thanks to all the brilliant musicians who lent me their talent, supported me with their friendship, and put their heart and soul into this recording. Thanks. –Scott Healy
Hudson City Records Studio City, CA