December 2012 CD of the Month

Jan 23, 2014

Al Hermann & The New Impressions Trio  "Dream Dances"  Summit Records

Looking back on 2012, I’m thrilled to see it has been a banner year for jazz recordings. We close out the year with Denver trombonist Al Hermann & The New Impressions Trio's. Dream Dances for Summit Records. Al is a gifted player who selected a variety of standards from the Great American Songbook, Brazil and Latin America played in a soothing, swinging style that results in a captivating listening experience from start to finish. Hermann is accompanied by Curt Warren-guitar, Erik Unsworth-bass and Rick Malichi-drums. Some of the musical highlights include, Dream Dancing, O Grande Amor and The Very Thought of You.  

Al is originally from New Orleans and began his career playing in traditional jazz bands while being mentored by the formidable Carl Fontana at Louisiana State University. Besides being a talented musician, Al is an outstanding physicist with a national reputation for his work and educational endeavors. In 1993 Hermann played on stage with saxophonist President Bill Clinton in Vail, CO, afterwards, Clinton remarked, “One of America's foremost physicists, and an even better trombonist " When not leading his New Impressions Trio, Al co-leads a band with trumpeter Bob Montgomery which performs around Denver, the Front Range, Colorado,  as well as touring, in particular to Australia, where they are very popular. After listening to Al Hermann & The New Impressions Trio's Dream Dances., I’m certain you’ll agree with me that we are closing 2012 with a golden key!