Azar Lawrence A New Revelation, Jazz Disciple
Azar Lawrence's CD release, Music and Legacy of John Coltrane has
ascended him to Revelations Anew - Azar Lawrence A New Revelation
The Los Angeles' Jazz scene historically can be labeled as Classical and
Eclectic. Native Angeleno, Azar Lawrence has truly been a major
contributor to the West Coast music landscape beginning in the early
Known for arranging, composing, and playing for McCoy Tyner, Elvin
Jones, Earth Wind & Fire, and as a major performer on countless
productions; specially noted his 1978 performance with Miles Davis
Live at Carnegie Hall where the album Dark Magus, was recorded.
Having collaborated with countless notables, Azar is emerging as a
front man; his playing style is often defined as Coltranesque.
However, Azar has been a Composer/Arranger in his own right of
America's music in the Pop, Funk and R & B genres for decades, though
never veering far from Jazz. Azar trained in Classical music as a
youth and Classical Jazz beginning in his early teens, and as a young
adult; considers himself a Disciple of Jazz, 'The Music.'
For Koko, Molongo, and Truth, are three of his latest works. Azar
Lawrence is a construction hand on a bridge that is sure to endure
forever in time. His mastering of Coltrane's Songbook, has taken him
to celestial heights, causing him to be in a constant creative state
as he gains an 'understanding' of Coltrane's music. Azar is
composing, arranging, naturally playing and soon will release a new
CD, titled, A New Revelation.
Straight Ahead, Be-Bop, Jazz in the real lives on. Azar Lawrence
performing music from his CD, A Tribute to the Legacy and Music of
John Coltrane, and never heard before arrangements, astounds
audiences, and consistently has received outstanding reviews.
The Azar Lawrence Quartet - Azar Lawrence, Tenor & Soprano Saxophone,
Nate Morgan - Piano, Trevor Ware - Bass, and Fritz Wise - Drums will
be performing at:
The WorldBeat Center in Balboa Park, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, Ca on
Friday, November 23, 2007 at 8:00pm. Phone 619.230.1190.
Contact: Linda G, Zarmedia