Sat September 5, 2009
An Interview with Steve Raybine
In The Driver's Seat is vibraphonist's latest release.
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – Last Call presents an interview with Steve Raybine. Steve Raybine. The third CD from the "Master of the Mallets", Raybine's latest is his best yet with a vibrant collection of originals and covers delivered with impeccable artistry. The disc gets underway with the energetic "Step It Up" which features a horn section, a new direction for the vibraphonist, who presents three horn fueled numbers on the disc. Jazz fans looking for familiar territory will find covers of Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar" and Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love". Raybine also steps out as a soloist on inspired readings of jazz classics "Night and Day" and "Summertime". Some special guests are on board for the new recording, including Alto Saxophonist Nelson Rangell, Flautist Steve Kujala and Alto and Tenor Saxophonist Michael Paulo. The CD is important to note becuase of the fact that Raybine features his fellow Omaha musicians on the disc--a big plus for talented artists such as Keyboardist Dan Cerveny, Drummers Calvin Hansen and Carlos Figueroa, Percussionist Joey Gulizia, and Raybine's own son David who is emerging as a talented tenor saxophonist. Steve Raybine, a member of the Independent Artist Registry, is an accomplished vibraphonist, percussionist, composer, arranger, author, instructor, educator and clinician. Raybine's music has been showcased on the nation's #1 smooth jazz online radio station, http://www.smoothjazz.com/, and XM satellite radio. Last Call host Chris Cook interviewed Steve Raybine at the end of August. Click on the link attached to this article to listen to the interview. Recording Engineer: Mike Hansen. For more information about In The Driver's Seat you may visit http://www.steveraybine.com/
Chris Cooke is the host of Last Call on KIOS-FM