Made in Brooklyn
Hey man, it's Howard, can you make a session at my place next week?............. One of the great things about Jazz musicians in New York is their willingness to try out things, experiment, get together just for the joy of playing, the answer the question was very often yes! In 2000, in addition to some tours and many gigs, some of my favorite musicians and I would get together in Brooklyn to jam, rehearse and try out new material. Most of the time these kind of sessions are not recorded and a lot of great music is played, then lost. At some point, I'm glad to say, that I realized that what we were playing sounded really good and started recording what was going on. Some of those recordings make up this CD. We had a lot a fun playing this stuff and I think that it comes across, not only that, but as we played together regularly, we developed a group sound and great hook up. I can never fully express my gratitude to Jacques, Helio, Anthony, James, Terreon and Casey for there wonderful contributions to this project, just to say that they are some of the finest and most creative musicians that I know. Many people seem to think only of Manhattan when they think of NYC but musicians know that some of the most exciting and creative things begin and are developed on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge, and like this CD are 'Made in Brooklyn. I hope that you will feel what we were putting across back in 2000, thanks for listening. Howard Britz Brooklyn, NYC 2005 From the liner notes of 'Made in Brooklyn.