Nicholas Payton
"From This Moment"
Verve (314 527 073)


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Years before the release of his debut album on Verve, Nicholas Payton put the jazz world on notice that a new flamboyant trumpet virtuoso had risen in its midst. He has been the topic of conversation amongst members of the jazz community since he was in his mid-teens. Nicholas has been a fixture at the Jazz at Lincoln Center programs and has recorded with Elvin Jones in addition to touring with Elvin, Marcus Roberts and Clark Terry.

On this recording, Nicholas makes his presense felt immediately with his large and powerful sound, and an intensity and fervor unmatched by any jazz trumpeter. There are Payton originals, well known tunes from the jazz repertoire, tender ballads, latin grooves and straight ahead, hard swinging jazz.

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