The Detroit Connection

The Cleveland Tenor Sax giant Ernie Krivda found this stellar rhythm section on his gigs “up north” and they are now frequent partners in concerts, club gigs, and recordings.

BANDS_detroitconnectionPianist Claude Black, bassist Marion Hayden, and drummer Renell Gonsalves are bebop masters in the Detroit tradition and the chemistry with Krivda’s one of a kind, tenor sax style is electric. This is one of the most passionately swinging mainstream groups currently performing. The group has a 2010 release, Live at The Dirty Dog due on CIMPol Records. They also will have a Cadence release of their 2009 Tri-C Jazz Fest performance coming out in 2011. The group was a hit at The Detroit Jazz Festival in 2009 with the Detroit Metro Times writing that “Ernie Krivda almost blew the sun out of the sky…still at the top of his game”. BANDS_detroitconnection_2In his JazzTimes review Mike Shanley wrote that “at the Detroit Jazz Festival….classics ('Round Midnight and A Night in Tunisia) in the right hands can still sound brand new and Krivda who possesses an endless flow of melodic ideas, makes everything he plays sound fresh and new.”

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