East-West Trumpet Summit
Continuing the tradition of fabled trumpet duo sessions that have included Fats Navarro & Howard McGhee, and Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw, two of the more dynamic and versatile trumpeters anywhere, New Yorker Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott from Seattle, make up the front line of this power-packed quintet as they take a joyous ride through a collection of jazz classics and original compositions. The pair's albums have made it all the way to the number-one spot on the JazzWeek airplay chart, and have been featured on NPR's "Morning Edition." Far from a "cutting session," the East-West Trumpet Summit showcases the sensibilities and styles of both coasts of the U.S. and how they can partner to cover a good deal of stylistic territory while remaining both lyrical and exciting. Joining Marriott & Vega is a trio of their frequent collaborators: Orrin Evans (piano), Luques Curtis (bass), and Matt Jorgensen (drums).