CCM Records releases CD “Limited
Edition” by jazz saxist/flutist CHIP SHELTON,
New York City, January 21, 2013
who also records with Summit Records, garnered prior critical acclaim with his eight
(8) previous releases. This 9thShelton release is a sampler of previously-
unreleased material from two (2) diverse
settings… one exotic the other momentous.
Setting 1 was recorded in 2005 before a live audience
at Rive Gauche, Cairo Egypt. Featured are D. Gillespie’s “Night InTunisia”
(); Shelton’s “Imprints” (); and M. Davis’ “All Blues” ().
lineup features Chip Shelton- End Blown Flute; Darren Pickering- Piano; Vasily
Vamitskii- Bass; and Hani El Alzari- Drums. The session was produced by Clifford
Shelton and Omar Patterson. Recorded by a Cairo
technician whose name isbeing researched, the material was mixed and mastered in NYC at M
& I Studios.
Setting 2 was recorded October 30th and 31st,
2008, Halloween Weekend, at Cecil’s Jazzclub, West
Orange, NJ. The theme for the live
recording weekend was
“Cecil get’s the people out for Obama”. Three (3) days later
Mr.Obama was elected president. It is uncanny that this project came together
for release on January 21,
2013, coinciding exactly with Obama’s 2nd inauguration,
and with the Martin Luther King (MLK)
Featured are J. Heath’s “Heritage Hum” (); Shelton’s
“Now That You’ve Gone” (); and F. Foster’s “Simone” ().
The Cecil’s lineup features Chip Shelton- C Tenor Sax &
End-blown Flute; Lou Volpe- Guitar; Jon Davis- Piano & Organ; Dwayne Cook
Broadnax- Drums; and Daoud David Williams- Percussion. The session was produced
by Chip Shelton and Cecil Brooks III;
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tom Tedesco.
Upcoming Chip Shelton Performances
include : Creole, NYC, Saturdays Feb. 9 & 23, ; Miller
Library, Jersey City,
Sat. Feb.16, ; The Priory,
Newark, Fri. March 1, 7-11pm; PAC House Theatre, New Rochelle, Sat. March 9, 7-10pm; Whole Foods,
West Orange, Tues. March 19, 6-8pm; Pensacola Jazzfest, Wed. April 3, 6-9pm; Cleopatra’s Needle, NYC, Fri. April
Lineup will include: Piano/ Michael Cochrane (M. Brecker) or
Jon Davis (J. Pastorius); Guitar/ Lou Volpe (H. Hancock) or Robert Mwamba (L.
Plaxico); Drums/ Dwayne Cook Broadnax (J. Scott) or Sipho Kunene (H. Masekela);
and guests galore.