Jim Rotondi – trumpet, Eric Alexander – tenor sax,
Steve Davis – trombone, David Hazeltine – piano, John Webber – bass, Joe Farnsworth – drums.
The cooperative sextet One For All was formed in 1996 in NYC at the legendary jazz club Augie’s (now Smoke). Collectively, the band has forged a powerful, yet sleek sound which has become synonymous with hard-swinging, straight-ahead modern jazz. Individually, each member of One For All has earned a sterling reputation not only as a soloist/bandleader (via solo recordings and tours), but as a top-shelf, first-call player on the NYC scene.
As a band, One For All has worked hard to acheive their own unique sound, while at the same time placing a premium on assimilating the tradition from the masters. The group’s members have played with a broad range of jazz icons over the years, including… Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, Jackie McLean, George Coleman, Harold Mabern, Cecil Payne, James Moody, Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Jon Faddis, Charles Earland, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Pharoah Sanders, Johnny Griffin and Chick Corea.
One For All released “Return Of The Lineup” in 2009 (Sharp Nine Records) and their brand new CD “Incorrigible” (JLP) has risen to # 1 on the Jazz Week Radio Chart (May 2010). Since 1997, the band has recorded 15 CD’s and continues to garner rave reviews for it’s live performances in clubs, concert halls and festivals around the world. One For All has also recorded extensively for the Venus (Japan) %26 Criss Cross Jazz labels.
* Exciting News! Second Floor Music currently publishes two sets (six tunes ea.) of One For All Sextet Charts (as recorded/arranged) on the band’s first two CD’s “Too Soon To Tell” and “Optimism” (Sharp Nine Records). To order, go to… www.secondfloormusic.com or call 1-800-637-2852