"Light It Up" is the fourth recording by the Randy Simon Jazz Project showcasing the compositions and instrumental arrangements of Randy Simon. It features an outstanding ensemble of musicians including two newcomers to the series: John Menegon, the renowned bass player who has played with many of the giants of contemporary jazz, and Paul Borrello, a versatile percussionist who adds the exciting sound of vibes to the mix. Joining the two newcomers are the superb pianist Adrian Cohen, the remarkable drummer Danny Whelchel, the talented and always musical saxophonist Kevin Barcomb and the excellent horn player Pete Bellino. Like the other RSJP CDs, "Light It Up" was recorded live in the studio, capturing the unique energy of jazz musicians interacting and improvising on the spot.
released July 9, 2010
Adrian Cohen - piano
John Menegon - bass
Danny Whelchel - drums
Kevin Barcomb - tenor & soprano saxes, flute
Pete Bellino - trumpet & flugelhorn
Paul Borrello - vibes