Atlantic Jazz


Soul Jazz at its very best !

A Tribute to Atlantic Jazz is a new ensemble put together by saxophonists James Russell and Jim Corry to pay tribute to the record label that in the 1960's and early 70's embraced the period of 'soul jazz', and with it a new generation of jazz musicians emerging at this time.

Baritone Sax - James Russell
Atlantic Jazz
Alto Sax - Jim Corry

With the growth in the soul movement of jazz around this time came the establishment of major artists who gave a brand of jazz form its name and validity, among them Horace Silver, Cannonball and Nat Adderley and Bobby Timmons. Unfortunatley many musicians and some audiences tend to overlook other great players around this period such as Leroy 'Hog' Cooper, Hank Crawford, Donald Wilkerson, David 'Fathead' Newman, Marcus Belgrave and James Clay, all vetarans of Ray Charles' band at various points in their careers. In the words of Ray Charles himself "These cats are up there with Coltrane and Miles. Mention them man. Don't let them be forgotten. They got me where I needed to go."



The intention of this ensemble is to do just that. To honour these musicians and the musical legacy they left, to perform some of their arrangements alongside some originals and present a swinging, soulful programme that has an instinct, emotional appeal that will bring thier unique style of jazz to a wider audience.


A Tribute To Atlantic Jazz are :-

Jim Corry -  Alto Saxophone
James Russell  -  Baritone Saxophone
Stuart MacDonald -  Tenor Saxophone
Steve Parry - Trumpet

Andy Cholerton  - Piano
Richard Hammond - Bass
Chris Sykes - Kit


Tenor Sax -
Stuart MacDonald

Trumpet -
Steve Parry

Kit -
Chris Sykes

Bass -
Richard Hammond

Piano -
Andy Chollerton

Collectively the band members of a 'Tribute to Atlantic Jazz' have performed with artists including Corinne Bailey Rae, John Legend, Roy Wood, Take That, Shirley Bassey, Jason Donovan, Carleen Anderson among others.

TV credits include Later with Jules Holland, Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night Show with David Letterman, Top of the Pops, Jonathan Ross, Austin City Limits and many more.