Jeremy Justeson – Pimpin'
Jeremy Justeson is one of America's finest saxophonists, and this is his debut recording on the American Modern Recordings (AMR) label. He is also a member of the American Modern Ensemble, AMR's house ensemble, and he currently teaches at Kutztown University.
This recording contains seven contemporary works, all of which feature the saxophone, and most include at least one other musician. Composers include Michael Djupstrom, John Mackey, Scott McAllister, Robert Paterson, Joseph Rubinstein, Rob Smith, and JacobTV (Jacob Ter Veldhuis).
All of the pieces in this album are world premiere recordings, and a few feature the composers performing their own works.
- Pistol Packin' Mamma - Scott McAllister (feat. Jeremy Justeson, Kurt Nikkanen & Maria Asteriadou) is about three conflicting personalities that are very rarely in harmony with each other
- Walimai - Michael Djupstrom (feat. Jeremy Justeson & Michael Djupstrom) is inspired by a character in Isabel Allende’s fascinating collection “Cuentos de Eva Luna”
- Sultana - John Mackey (feat. Jeremy Justeson & Maria Asteriadou) takes it's name from a female sultan
- schizo 'squito - Rob Smith (feat. Jeremy Justeson) is inspired by the schizophrenic life of a mosquito
- Tongue and Groove: Four Mallet Version - Robert Paterson (feat. Jeremy Justeson & Robert Paterson) is inspired by carpentry, rhythmic interplay, fast tonguing and oral sex
- Spirit - Joseph Rubenstein (feat. Joseph Rubenstein): the title refers to raising one's spirits and the general tone is one of warmth and positive emotion
- Pimpin' - JacobTV (Jacob Ter Veldhuis) (feat. Jeremy Justeson) [Explicit] is the title track, and is based on original speech by American pimps and prostitutes
Total Time: 72:07