Standards: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? Alexander Claffy
- 1Blues on the Corner07:11
- 2You Must Believe in Spring05:17
- 4Just One of Those Things06:57
- 5So in Love11:12
- 6Is That So?04:40
- 7Devil’s Island06:26
- 8What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?07:59
- 9Deep Song03:35
Info for Standards: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Bassist, Alexander Claffy Puts a Modern Spin on Timeless Classics with a Generations-Spanning Album, “Standards: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?” Claffy will feature music from his new recording during his debut performance at Scullers.
Due out November 2, 2018 via SMK Jazz, Claffy’s first straight-ahead jazz release features key influences and mentors Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Kikoski and Joel Frahm along with an ensemble of rising star peers.
Since arriving in NYC, Claffy has worked with a staggering array of artists spanning generations and styles: elders like Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, George Coleman and Harold Mabern as well as modern and rising stars including Christian Scott, Roy Hargrove, Jeremy Pelt, Chris Botti and Joey Alexander. He’s also an in-demand member of a game-changing generation that includes many of his guests on What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? along with the likes of Sullivan Forter, Emmet Cohen and lifelong friend Justin Faulkner.
Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar
Alexander Claffy, double bass
David Kikoski, piano
Adam Arruda, drums
has been immersed in music since birth. His father a pianist, his mother, a vocalist, he had many of his earliest lessons on bandstands in the heart of Philadelphia. As a teenager, CLAFFY found mentorship in many natives of Philadelphia's rich music scene from Hard-Bop to Hip-Hop. Upon his arrival in NYC, he studied with some of the world's finest musicians including, Ron Carter, Barry Harris, and Orin O'Brien of the New York Philharmonic. Since moving to New York City in 2011, he has had the honor of working with many of his living heroes, including Wallace Roney, Christian Scott, Louis Hayes, Russell Malone and legendary New York pianist/vocalist Johnny O'Neal. CLAFFY resides in Harlem as one of the most working bass players in the New York City scene.
This album contains no booklet.