SCCD 31833 Zaid Nasser “The Stroller”

Alto saxophonist/composer Zaid Nasser has been perfectly pedigreed as a jazz musician, having the legendary bassist Jamil Nasser as the father and growing up surrounded by the elite players of the New York jazz scene. Zaid has performed with Cecil Payne, Junior Cook, Joe Hendricks, Harold Mabern, among others, leads his own group and tours extensively overseas.

Zaid’s sound is organic and authentic. He plays smart music with a kind of freedom that is unusual … Nasser’s unique personal tone and phrasing reveal intricately crafted, imaginative, and ingenious musical lines, woven into tight thematic improvisation.”
(Luke Kaven – Smalls)

ZAID NASSER alto saxophone
Keith BallA drums
Recorded December 2016

1 NAKED CITY (Nelson Riddle) 6:11
2 POLKADOTS AND MOONBEAMS (Jimmy Van Heusen) 6:20
3 JUNIOR’S SOUL (Zaid Nasser) 7:53
4 VAUGHN’S BOUNCE (Louis Smith) 5:38
5 SPUTNIK (Lou Donaldson) 5:06
6 NEVER LET ME GO (Jay Livingston / Ray Evans) 5:42
7 THE STROLLER (Lou Donaldson) 7:02
8 KAQAVIK (Komitas) 5:41
9 REDD’S TUNE (Zaid Nasser) 6:58
10 SONG OF THE FIRST LOVE (Arno Babajanian) 6:40
11 S. O. S. (Wes Montgomery) 4:37
Total Playing Time 67:51

UPC: 716043183326