Andrew Gutauskas, a very adept player in the NYC jazz scene has released his first album as a leader. It’s titled “Look Up!”, a reference and homage to his late mentor, Mr. Joe Temperley.
You can check out a few of the tunes, including the the title track below. A beautiful original tune that seems to pay respects to Temperley, and one of his most popularly performed Ellington songs “Single Petal of a Rose”.
The whole band is comprised of fantastic New York musicians, all of whom are quickly becoming the core of the new generation of great musicians.
Those interested in getting the album will find it on iTunes.
Andy has created a beautiful original work that honors a mentor. A tricky line to walk, but I think he has done it beautifully.