Tia Fuller – Diamond Cut (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:03:44 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mack Avenue Records
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Tia Fuller artistic capacity has blossomed tremendously, resulting in her fourth Mack Avenue Records release – the aptly titled ‘Diamond Cut’, her first album as leader since 2012’s ‘Angelic Warrior’.
Fuller uses the process of diamonds forming under four levels of extreme pressure and heat as a metaphor for the time she spent honing her artistic craft. When looking up the term ‘diamond cut,’ you’ll learn that it was not necessarily pertaining to the shape but to the proportioning and the balance as to which the highest amount of light is reflected through the diamond. The process serves as a direct correlation to her teaching and playing.
In those six years, she’s transitioned from being a member of Beyoncé’s touring band to becoming a full-time professor at Berklee College of Music, while still juggling a demanding career as a solo artist and touring with the likes of drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummer Ralph Peterson Jr., among others.
Produced by GRAMMY®-Award winner Terri Lyne Carrington, the album finds Fuller leading two superb rhythm sections, both of which contain some of jazz’s brightest luminaries – bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette, then bassist James Genus and drummer Bill Stewart. Adding texture and harmonic support of several compositions are guitarist Adam Rogers and organist Sam Yahel.
1. In the Trenches (6:17)
2. Save Your Love For Me (5:37)
3. I Love You (6:21)
4. Queen Intuition (5:58)
5. Joe’n Around (4:13)
6. Crowns of Grey (5:53)
7. The Coming (6:56)
8. Soul Eyes (5:39)
9. Delight (5:00)
10. Fury of Da’Mond (3:58)
11. Tears of Santa Barbara (4:22)
12. Joe’n Around (alternate take) (3:07)
Tia Fuller (as)
Adam Rogers (g all tracks)
Sam Yahel (org 2,7)
James Genus (b 1-3,6,10,12)
Dave Holland (b 4,5,7-9,11),
Jack DeJohnette (ds 4,5,7-9)
Bill Stewart (ds 1-3,6,10,12)
Terri Lyne Carrington (per 7,8)