Paul Heckel, Charlie Jennison, John Hunter and Tim Gilmore Quartet
On January 4, 2017 Paul Heckel, Charlie Jennison, John Hunter and Tim Gilmore recorded 8 music videos. You can watch all 8 videos on YouTube...here's the first one:
All video/audio recorded and mixed by Ryan Parker
High-fidelity audio tracks of 7 of the tunes are on the Alternative Tracks album available from the following music providers:
Paul Heckel - Vibraphone
Paul has been an active freelance vibraphonist in the New England jazz scene for over 30 years. He has had the opportunity to play with many world-renowned jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams and Buddy DeFranco. He also plays with many well-known regional players such as John Hunter, Charlie Jennison, Nate Therrien and Tim Webb.
He has a wide-ranging repertoire of jazz standards and other tunes that includes compositions by Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Keith Jarrett, Gary Burton, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Radiohead and many others.
Paul can draw on a network of musical collaborators to put together groups of different instrumentations (adding bass, drums, saxes and/or brass) and sizes (solo, duo, trio, quartet) to match the needs to many different types of performance venues. He often plays duos with John Hunter on bass where the improvised musical interactions resemble conversations among friends.
Charlie Jennison - Saxes, Flute
The definition of a working musician is someone who plays, teaches, writes, arranges, and records music. As an established performing musician in the New Hampshire music scene for decades, multi-instrumentalist Charlie Jennison has done all of that – and more. Since Charlie has been known to play not only piano and all of the saxophones as well as flute, clarinet, & piccolo, but also percussion, bass, and a variety of indigenous instruments from around the world, musicians from Portland to Boston who know Charlie joke that if you handed Charlie a cheeseburger, he’d figure out how to play "Yankee Doodle" on it!
For more than 30 years, Charlie worked with Hampton, NH based jazz pianist Tommy Gallant, a teacher at the Berklee School of Music and an alumnus of Woody Herman's band, who heavily influenced Charlie's growth as a musician and music educator. Charlie also studied with such major jazz figures as Jerry Bergonzi, Charlie Mariano, Jerry Coker, and Ted Casher.
Additionally, Charlie has shared the stage or been in the recording studio with such notable jazz musicians as Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy DeFranco, Alan Dawson, and Marshal Royal as well as backing up live performances for other exceptional musicians such as Rosemary Clooney, Carmen Bradford, Natalie Cole, Andy Williams, Delfeayo Marsalis, jazz violinist Sara Caswell, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and singer/songwriter Jon Bon Jovi!
John Hunter - Bass
Bassist John Hunter has performed in concerts and television appearances from Maine to San Francisco while accompanying such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, James Williams, Louis Bellson, Milt Jackson, Joe Williams, Paquito d’Rivera, Marian McPartland, Jeff Coffin, Wycliff Gordon, and Mike Metheny. He has accompanied singers Toni Tenille, Maureen McGovern, and The Four Freshmen, and also appeared with such diverse groups as the Broadway touring company of “Chorus Line” and the Los Angeles Opera a la Carte.
He is a member of the Seacoast Big Band and the newly formed Capital Jazz Orchestra, which toured the eastern U.S with Ken Peplowski in the fall of 2013.
His teaching credits include faculty positions since 1979 at the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, the University of Maine at Augusta, the N.H. Summer Youth Music School, and numerous clinics and workshops at colleges and public schools throughout the Northeast.
Tim Gilmore - Drums
Tim Gilmore (drums/percussion) lives in Lebanon, NH and teaches at Plymouth State University, Concord Community Music School and Interplay Jazz & Arts. He is an active clinician with Adventures with Jazz, playing Canopus drums and Bosphorus cymbals. His recording/performance credits include: the critically acclaimed 2012 Navona Records release “The Conscious Sleepwalker” by Alejandro Rutty, Richie Cole, Lester Bowie, Marion McPartland, Sheila Jordan, Tower of Power, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tiger Okoshi, Stanley Clarke, The Rod Levitt Orchestra, Pete Seeger, Shawn Colvin, Catie Curtis, as well as PBS documentaries: “Dying to Please, The Dolphin Dilemma”, “Birds of Prey”, and the HBO mini- series “Women in Prison” , as well as the feature film “Vermont is for Lovers”.
He has appeared at many jazz venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Shenandoah Valley Jazz Festival, the Blue Note NYC and Ronnie Scott’s of London, to name a few.