Keeps The Jazz Tradition on the Beat with
Mighty Long Way
New Justin Time Records Release
Queen amassed an impressive resume of sideman work with hundreds of artists: from Ruth Brown, George Braith, Stanley Turrentine, and Wild Bill Davis, to Branford Marsalis, and Larry Young. At the age of 21, Queen traveled to Europe for the first time as a member of Music, Inc; the pioneering ensemble co-founded by Stanley Cowell and Charles Tolliver, and permanently settled there in 1979. He released a number of critically acclaimed recordings as a leader, mostly on his Nilva label including, In Europe, Glidin' and Stridin,' and A Day in Holland. He also released Lenox and Seventh (with Lonnie Smith), I Ain't Looking at You (Enja/Justin Time), Jammin' Uptown (Just a Memory) and Nishville (Moju).
This brings us to Mighty Long Way . Alvin Queen's a swinging time capsule, designed to take us back to the days of rhythm and groove. "I feel strongly that I have a message to deliver; I believe that there is a place in this world for what I have to offer, and I'm just trying to give it back."
Release date: June 30, 2009
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