Guarneri Jazz Quartet
The Guarneri Jazz Quartet has established a dedicated following for its innovative interpretations of jazz classics and originals. The group features some of the most creative musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, and reflects their wide diversity and vast experience. Its members have performed and recorded with artists including Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Smith, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Mose Allison, John Heard, George Duke, Donald Byrd, George Cables, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, and Roger Kellaway.
All tunes with asterisk – Robb Fisher, bass
“This CD set is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and colleague, Omar Clay, whose integrity and commitment to music has been an inspiration to us all. Omar loved to tell a story about a conversation he had with Coleman Hawkins years ago in New York. According to Omar, Hawkins said ‘When it’s your turn to play, get in, tell your story, and get out.’ We hope you enjoy this CD, and find your own stories in our music.”