One Live Night
Los Angeles, July 5, 2005 --- Composer, producer, and pianist, John Beasley, releases his 6th album, One Night Live. Recorded live in July 2004 at the renown Baked Potato in Hollywood, Beasley posses the question 'What happens when you fuse ambient sound, samples and electronics with traditional jazz and blues? Backed by drummer Gary Novak, [Chick Corea, Alanis Morisette] Bassists' Dave Carpenter [Herbbie Hancock, Alan Holdsworth] & Carlos Del Puerto [Kevin Ubanks, Chucho Valdez], along with 'Tonight Show' Saxophonist Ralph Moore, [Roy Haynes, Kenny Baron] the result is a brilliant collage of texture, rhythm, soul and originality that suggests that Beasley has recast the familiar jazz quintet as the modern version of the untraditional. Always in motion since he went on the road at the age of 18 with Sergio Mendes, Beasley's music and TV and Film credit lists reads like a who's who in the music world. Recruited by Jazz Icons, pop artists, record producers, TV studios, and film composers such as Miles Davis, Steely Dan, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Ron Fair, Queen Latifah, Chaka Khan, Sheryl Crow, Tom Newman, Dave Grusin, Beasley also manages to put out his own recordings. One Night Live is his follow up to Nuances an intimate collection of improvised pieces for piano. Currently, Beasley is A&R producer for EWE after producing and arranging three records for Japanese mega jazz pop star Chie Ayado in two years and upcoming releases by Afro-Cuban saxophonist Yosvany Terry and trumpet player Brian Lynch. He finds time to write in between his work with the most widely watched show on television, American Idol, as Associate Music Producer.