Another Groove: Vincent Herring & Cyrus Chestnut Dig that “Minor Swing”

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November 22, 2021 — Welcome to Another Groove, our series dedicated to new music that is neither pure soul nor R&B but which has elements of those genres and may please your ears. This week we are highlighting the track “Minor Swing” off the new Vincent Herring album, Preaching to the Choir, featuring pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

Herring is a renowned jazz sax and flute player who got his start in the Lionel Hampton Big Band and has released over 20 albums during his career. Chestnut has been an extremely gifted, go-to pianist, composer and producer since the early 1990’s and has appeared on countless albums as a leader or sideman. Our featured track is a divine Chestnut original which incorporates certain blues and R&B textures that, to my ear, define the best of hard bop and post-bop jazz. The melody here is especially mellifluous and soulful, and the musicianship is superb. Enjoy!

November 22, 2021 — Welcome to Another Groove, our series dedicated to new music that is neither pure soul nor R&B but which has elements of those genres and may please your ears. This week we are highlighting the track “Minor Swing” off the new Vincent Herring album, Preaching to the Choir, featuring pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

Herring is a renowned jazz sax and flute player who got his start in the Lionel Hampton Big Band and has released over 20 albums during his career. Chestnut has been an extremely gifted, go-to pianist, composer and producer since the early 1990’s and has appeared on countless albums as a leader or sideman. Our featured track is a divine Chestnut original which incorporates certain blues and R&B textures that, to my ear, define the best of hard bop and post-bop jazz. The melody here is especially mellifluous and soulful, and the musicianship is superb. Enjoy!

By Robb Patryk

 
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