Legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller has a new record out on Colorado-based Capri Records. Down Home is a charming collection of tunes new and old from one of longest serving and most consistently great trombonists of the century. As a sideman, Fuller has played on recordings with John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Gil Evans, Jimmy Heath, Quincy Jones, and many others. On this recording, Fuller is clearly and strongly in the lead, with sidemen including Keith Oxman (sax), Todd Reid (drummer), Al Hood (trumpet), Chip Stephens (keys), and Ken Walker (bass). From the frenetic bop of “The High Priest” to the subtle flirtations of “Ladies Night”, Fuller has a truly excellent new recording on his hands.
Check out this video from Fuller’s 1978 recording Four on the Outside, the progenitor of the new record’s “The High Priest”. Down Home is out on June 19th on Capri Records.