Unlike many contemporaries, Pine seems entirely British while sounding more than just "European" - he's an international figure who follows a singular muse. This is expressed in engaging tracks with a polemical edge: Toussaint L'Ouverture, The Sound of Jazz, The Tale of Joe Harriott, and Haiti, the bold opener
Alex Wilson, Cameron Pierre, Courtney Pine, Darren Taylor, Omar Puente, Robert Fordjour - Le Matin Est Noire 06:20. Album: Transition in Tradition (En hommage à Sidney Bechet). Alex Wilson, Cameron Pierre, Courtney Pine, Darren Taylor, Harry Brown, Omar Puente: best 2 tracks. Courtney Pine - Home Song Closer To Home, 1990 02:40. Courtney Pine - Be Mine Tonight Closer To Home, 1990 04:30. Artist: Courtney Pine Alex Wilson Harry Brown Omar Puente Cameron Pierre Darren Taylor.
In 1986 Pine's debut album Journey to the Urge Within entered the UK Top 40. He is the principal founder of the seminal black British big band the Jazz Warriors, which he established in 1985 through the community organisation "The Abibi Jazz Arts" (TAJA). Transition in Tradition: En Hommage a Sidney Bechet (2009). House of Legends (2012).
Four Four Time 2010 Saxophonist Courtney Pine, who was awarded a CBE for services to music in the 2009 New Year Honours, returns to Four Four Time with his critically acclaimed Transition in Tradition album set. Courtney’s 12th album, and his debut release on his own label Destin-e World, not only pays tribute to the first great saxophone star Sidney Bechet, but also marks several new forays into sound for the groundbreaking Jazz Warrior
From the self titled album Transition in Tradition (En Hommage à Sidney Bechet) 2009. Courtney Pine: bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto flute; Omar Puente: electric violin; Cameron Pierre: acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin; Alex Wilson: acoustic piano, electric organ, harmonium; Darren Taylor: double bass; Robert Fordjour: drums, percussion; Harry Brown: trombone. Born to Jamaican parents, 18 March 1964 in London (England), Courtney Pine is a British jazz musician, who was the principal founder in the 1980s of the black British band the Jazz Warriors. prestigious Industry awards. His album Modern Day Jazz Stories was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2000 and he was the recipient of the Gold Badge award in 2002.
Anchored by his versatile core band (pianist Robert Mitchell, bassist Alec Dankworth, drummer Rod Youngs), Pine centers his bountifully melodic tenor-sax voice, doubling on flute to ethereal effect on Darker Than the Blue and A Change Is Sure to Come. Transition in Tradition (En Hommage à Sidney Bechet). Courtney’s 12th album, and his debut release on his own label Destin-e World, not only pays tribute to the first great saxophone star Sidney Bechet, but also marks several new forays into sound for the groundbreaking Jazz Warrior
Transition In Tradition is dedicated the pioneering soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet, and Pine has woven elements of early New Orleans jazz into the album, along with hard bop, swing and stride piano. The music, characteristically, also includes hefty African and Caribbean retentions. Tempos are mostly up, positivity is a constant.