Scott Hamilton – sax tenore |Alessandro Di Puccio – vibrafono |Alberto Marsico – organo Hammond |Alessandro Fabbri – batteria
“Following a Scott Hamilton solo is like listening to a great conversationalist in full flow. First comes the voice, the inimitable, assured sound of his tenor saxophone, then the informal style and finally the amazing fluency and eloquent command of the jazz language.” – Dave Gelly
Scott Hamilton started playing tenor saxophone at the age of sixteen. In 1976 he moved to New York City and played with Benny Goodman at the end of the decade. Most often he has been the leader of bands. He has worked with Ruby Braff and Warren Vache.
He recorded his first significant jazz album as a leader for Chiaroscuro in 1977. The same year, he proceeded to record his debut album for Concord, with whom he maintained a long recording career as a solo act and as a member of the Concord Jazz All Stars. He accompanied singer Rosemary Clooney in the studio and on the road for a decade.
During the 1980s, he toured Japan, Sweden, the UK, and performed at the Grande Parade du Jazz in Nice, France.
In the 1990s he moved to London and formed a quartet with John Pearce, Dave Green, and Steve Brown.
In 2007 he made a guest appearance at the Brecon Jazz Festival accompanied by Humphrey Lyttelton and his band.
In 2013 and 2014 Hamilton worked with Andrea Motis and Joan Chamorro.
Nato a Providence, Rhode Island, nel 1954, Hamilton è considerato il principale sassofonista mainstream di oggi, erede dei grandi del sax tenore come Ben Webster, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young.
Nei suoi assoli rielabora tutto il materiale della tradizione in modo sempre originale creando un’atmosfera unica in ogni brano interpretato.
Insieme a lui l’Alkaline trio composto dal batterista Alessandro Fabbri da Alessandro Di Puccio al vibrafono e Alberto Marsico all’organo Hammond.