Still I Rise:
Derrick Gardner
& The Big dig! Band

“Derrick Gardner’s Big dig! Band is a classic jazz orchestra: spectacular sax, trombone, and trumpet sections studded with world-class musicians, and a rock-solid rhythm section to anchor all those flights of fancy. This band has weight, polish, sparkle, and drive. It swings without an ounce of apology, and at the same time feels current and fresh.”

I Rise

Slim Goodie :
Derrick Gardner
& The Jazz Prophets

“Explosive and hard hitting jazz sextet featuring some of the baddest and freshest New York cats on the scene; 5 originals, 3 by Wayne Shorter, Gigi Gryce and George Williams respectively, all original arrangements, liner notes by Frank Foster.”