Camille Thurman: "Origins" (Hot Tone Music)
Featuring: Camille Thurman (tenor & soprano saxophones, flute & voice), Enoch Smith Jr. & Luis Perdomo (piano), Corcoran Holt (bass), Rudy Royston (drums), Shirazette Tinnin (drums & cajón), Brandee Younger (harp)
Recorded @ Samurai Studio (Queens, NY) on January 3 & 4, 2013
Engineer: Dave Stoller
Recorded @ Kaleidoscope (Union City, NJ) on October 3 & 4, 2011
Engineer: Sal Mormando
Mixing & Mastering: David Kowalski
Photo: Phillis Kwentoh
Graphic Design: Christopher Drukker
Thurman was born in St. Albans, Queens, NY in 1986 and was introduced by her mother early on to the great vocal artists. She began playing flute at age 12, alto saxophone at 13, and switched to tenor at 14 after hearing Dexter Gordon. She went on to earn a B.A. in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Binghamton University before deciding to become a full-time musician. Currently a member of Jones's group and the leader of her own quartet, Thurman has worked in the big bands of Charli Persip (former Dizzy's drummer), Nicholas Payton, and DIVA Big Band; recorded with Dianne Reeves on her upcoming Beautiful Life CD; is in the all-star house band on BET's "Black Girls Rock" award show; and was the second runner-up for a Sassy Award in last month's Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition.
Mimi Jones, Camille Thurman, and Shirazette Tinnin performed together at APAP, New York last January, and with their respective bands at the Hot Tone Music CD release show in February @ Le Poisson Rouge, in NY.
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