release date: 08.04.2022 via Newvelle Records
“Half Light is beautifully recorded and Zimmerman’s strikingly-original compositions deserve to be heard.” –All About Jazz
“I’m not being hyperbolic by stating that this is the type of LP I would play at trade shows, along with all my original Three Blind Mice LPs and UHQRs and other unicorns, to get people into the room and ask “What is this? It sounds terrific!” From just this record alone, it might be worth taking the dive into a subscription.” –Positive Feedback
“Peaceful and relaxing, this LP will impress and charm even the non-jazz aficionado. If you can afford it, get it; if you can’t afford it then I hope you can find a venue where you can at least hear it played. Highly recommended.” -Audiophilia
“Andy’s got a sound on the horn that is all his own. There’s a musicality in his improvisation that feels sung and never constrained or constructed. I’ve seen people react immediately to Andy’s playing, people not used to listening to Jazz suddenly turning their heads. Something universal is in his playing.“ — liner notes excerpt by Elan Mehler
Most of these songs are Andy Zimmerman’s compositions – sketches that he lets the band tease apart and put back together. The unique voice isn’t always a prodigy or a technical wizard or an uncanny ear. Because no matter how fast you learn, you’ll never know it all. It’s how you live and who you are that makes you a creator. It’s about a perspective and a desire to share it.
Recorded by Marc Urselli at the esteemed EastSide Sound studio in New York City, Half Light has been produced to the exceptional audio standard for which Newvelle Records is renown.
Half Light was previously released exclusively on vinyl as part of a Newvelle Records limited-edition Season Three box set.
Andy Zimmerman Band photo by Jordan Kleinman
Half Light 4:12
Orr Springs Road 4:26
The Bay Area 3:08
Two Sapphires 2:51
Crossing Iowa 4:12
Bess You Is My Woman Now 4:17
Lena’s Dance 4:55
Sunset and the Mockingbird 5:18
Golden Hours 2:14
Release date: April 8, 2022
Available on all major streaming services and for download Bandcamp at: https://newvellerecords.
Digital UPC: 196626439574
Label: Newvelle Records