Home is not a place, it's a feeling. For New Jersey trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, home is the sound of Basie, Shorter, Dizzy and Woody Shaw - Garden State greats and masters of innovation. On his debut album, "Jersey Cat," Hendrix channels his heroes' fire and fusion to create one of the most powerful jazz albums in years.
"Soul, hip-hop, R&B - I wanted to incorporate that sound into the music, but maintain the integrity of the swing." - Freddie Hendrix
Steadily over the past two decades, Hendrix has become a world-class musician, playing with Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Roy Hargrove, and Dizzy's All-Star Big Band, among others. His style is full-toned and charismatic, a fresh blend of Freddie Hubbard mellow and Dizzy swing. But above all, Hendrix's music nails the spirit of New Jersey; it's a relaxed, confident vibe - prone to popping off at any moment. Spoken and played like a true Jersey Cat.
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