About this project
Josh Nelson (piano), Walter Smith III (tenor saxophone), Larry Koonse (guitar), Luca Alemanno (bass), Dan Schnelle (drums) + special guest Gaby Moreno (vocals)
Born and raised in Southern California, pianist/composer/bandleader Josh Nelson has performed and recorded with many of the world's most respected musicians including Kurt Elling, Natalie Cole, Benny Golson and John Clayton. Nelson is also widely viewed as one of the most sought-after bandleaders on the west coast with seven critically acclaimed records under his own name. Nelson's new recording for Sam First Records documents a wide range of his music written specifically for, and performed alongside, long-time collaborators including modern saxophone icon Walter Smith III and special guest vocalist Gaby Moreno.
Recorded live at Sam First on February 18 and 19, 2022
Sam First and Josh Nelson thank all supporters of the Josh Nelson Live Recording Experience:
Gold Level “Bespoke” Participant: Dan Davilla
Silver Level “Tailor-Made” Participants: Jasmine Danielpour, Dena Hulbert, Jonathan Watts
Bronze Level: Needle and Thread Participants: Douglas Flaker, Katherine Griffin, Laurence Israel, Ben Lohman, Todd Savitz, E. Reynolds, Jody Simon