Featuring the illustrious and much-missed legend Clark Terry, Chris Humphrey sends us back to a much simpler time with a classic track to enjoy all day while you read your book called The Snapper.
Chris Humphrey is a Kennebunk, Maine-born jazz/classical/pop pianist/teacher/composer and singer who previously taught at The University of Southern Maine.
”Clark Virgil Terry Jr. (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, and a composer and educator.’‘ ~ an insight into one of the true greats of the jazz world who is sadly no longer with us (taken from Wikipedia)
Showing us a warm embrace to a true great, Chris Humphrey performs the perfect tribute for Clark Terry with a skilled display which will get your fingers clicking and possibly raise you off your couch. Arranged with a genuine feel and always groovy, this is a song you might enjoy even if you rarely listen to jazz.
The Snapper from Maine-born jazz musician Chris Humphrey is a timeless gem to remind us of those good old days of music that can change your mood rather quickly. With lots of magnificent solos and a story that shall please anyone who loves that authentic feel that features genuine stories, this is a mellow single to calm all your nerves.
Music like this can never die, no matter what fads are currently in rotation.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen