MAXJAZZ has set Tuesday, November 8 as the offical release date for A New Kiss, pianist David Budway's debut recording for the St. Louis-based independent label.
A veteran performer and educator who plays classical and rock as well as jazz, Budway has played and/or recorded with many well-known musicians over the course of his career, including Branford Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Louie Bellson, Mark Murphy, Marlena Shaw, Ravi Coltrane, Joe Pass, Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis and George Benson.
A New Kiss (pictured) features performances by Marsalis and Watts, as well as bassist Eric Revis, guitarist Ron Affif, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and accordionist/keyboardist Joe Barbato. Budway will preview the official release of the CD with a performance on Thursday, October 20 at the NYC club Smoke, accompanied by a band that will include Watts, Affif, bassist James Genus, saxophonist Don Aliquo and flute player Hubert Laws.
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