New Music: Steve Cole/Gratitude

Jul 30, 2019

Chicago born and raised Saxophonist Steve Cole's ninth solo record Gratitude drops this week on Artistry/Mack Avenue Records. We've been playing Neo Sol on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK.  He was classically trained on clarinet before choosing to play Jazz saxophone. On Gratitude, Cole features his band including bassist Lamar Jones and drummer Khari Parker, along with guitarist Bernd Schoenhart, organist Ricky Peterson and horn players Trevor Neumann and Dan Levine. As he has been since Cole’s second album, David Mann was a crucial partner: producing, playing multiple instruments, and even providing the album’s heartfelt title track. Gratitude is all about the feeling that came after a major health challenge by one of his loved ones that was scary, but ultimately successful.