Alto saxophonist and composer Greg Ward has a new album in store for us coming January 11th to Greenleaf Music on which he introduces his new band: Rogue Parade. Ward’s fourth album Stomping Off From Greenwood does, in fact, feature a quintet of heavyweight creative Chicago musicians namely, guitarists Matt Gold and Dave Miller, bassist Matt Ulery and drummer Quin Kirchner.
Following a 2016 performance at The Whistler, as part of Relax Attack Jazz Series, Rogue Parade was approached by the Chicago club to present a month-long residency. The ensemble honed their sound by following this residency with an extensive Midwest tour, before heading into the studio to capture their collective energy on record. This nine-track collection explores Rogue Parade’s unique two-guitar instrumentation and ultimately blends the sonic worlds of acoustic and electronic.
Watch the album trailer for Stomping Off From Greenwood below and stream the first single ”Metropolis”, inspired by the time Ward spent in Chicago and New York. The composition serves as an ode to the many life-changing experiences the saxophonist has encountered in both of these vibrant cities.
Stomping Off From Greenwood, the new album by Greg Ward’s Rogue Parade comes January 11 to Greenleaf music. You can pre-order it now.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.