Jimmy was born December 31st, 1951 in the Bronx, New York. He grew up in Huntington, Long Island. In 1963 at the age of 13, he became interested in electric bass and has now been playing for 47+ years. Jimmy left New York in 1969 playing music in San Francisco, New Orleans, Denver and Dallas before moving on to Los Angeles in late 1975, where he began touring and recording with many different popular artists.
In 1978 he met guitarist Robben Ford and keyboardist Russell Ferrante and formed a group to record Robben's first solo recording on Electra-Asylum. This critically acclaimed album, called " The Inside Story" became a landmark recording. That album led to the formation of The Yellowjackets and in 1980 they recorded a debut album for Warners Bros. Records.
In 2018, Jimmy won another Grammy Award with his work with Jeff Lorber's album “Prototype”which he produced (Best Contemporary Instrumental Album)... Read More at Wikipedia
Keyboard wizard Scott Kinsey is a world-class improviser and music conceptualist. Widely known as one of the most capable jazz synthesists of his generation, Kinsey’s unique and original sounds continue to rapidly evolve. Scott has been privileged to work with many of the world’s great musicians, a growing list which speaks volumes.
Hailing from the small town of Owosso, Michigan, Scott graduated with a Bachelors of Music degree in Piano Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1991. He was fortunate to study with some of the great Berklee legends such as Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Herb Pomeroy, Ray Santisi and others. Kinsey soon joined Tribal Tech, widely considered to be one of the most influential jazz fusion groups of all time. Along with Scott Henderson (guitar), Gary Willis (bass) and Kirk Covington (drums), Scott recorded and toured with the band for over 20 years. Their final album, X, was released to much critical acclaim in 2012... Read More at Scott's Official Website
Gergö started playing the drums at the age of 3 when he heard Harvey Mason and Joe Morello playing Hancock’s Chameleon and Brubeck’s Take Five. He was accepted into a music school at the age of six performing these songs but mostly they were impressed by his improvisation skills. In his childhood he was devoted all his time to music. The works of Weather Report, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Allan Holdsworth, John Scofield and John McLaughlin inspired him the most. At the age of 12 he decided to continue learning on his own. In this time he reached a level of expertise and he took the chance to start playing in the Hungarian musical elite, a tendency that is still strong in his career. Mostly Billy Cobham, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers and Terry Bozzio influenced his play style. Until now he has performed on over 150 albums of various styles. He has contributed to several albums as an arranger and music director.
Electric Bass - Jimmy Haslip
Keyboards / Piano: Scott Kinsey
Drums: Gergö Borlai
The John Daversa Big Band
John Daversa: director, conductor & horn arrangements
Jesus Mato Jr.
John Kricker: bass trombone
David Mason: lead alto
Shane McCandless: alto
Seth Crail: tenor
Steve Guerra: tenor
Frank Capoferri: baritone saxophone & bass clarinet
Additional Synthesis & Programming
Steve Khan: acoustic & electric guitar (tracks 1, 8)
Seamus Blake: tenor saxophone (tracks 2, 3)
John Daversa: trumpet (track 2)
Mer Sal: vocals (track 3)
Nguyên Lê: electric guitars (tracks 4, 5)
Judd Miller: EVI (track 5)
Mike Miller: electric guitars (tracks 6, 7)
Oz Noy: electric guitars (track 6)
Brian Auger: hammond B3 organ (track 7)
Steve Tavaglione: soprano saxophone (track 8)
Executive Producer: Michael Schmidt
Produced by: Jimmy Haslip & Scott Kinsey
Arc Trio engineered, mixed and mastered by Scott Kinsey at Wishbone Studio, Encino, CA.
John Daversa Big Band engineered by Dana Salminen at UM studios, Miami, FL.
Brian Auger B3 engineered by Karma Auger at Studio 1 LA, Venice, CA.
Transcriptions: Kyle Gordon
Album Design: Hélène Côté c/o of Morphist
All songs composed by Michael Schmidt, GEMA, except “Quartet” composed by Scott Kinsey, Hey Now Music.
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