ERIC STARR is a exciting new artist on the international jazz scene. His debut album, SHE, has been hailed by Artvoice newspaper as "sweet sounding gold," and according to The Buffalo News, Starr's compositions "breathe the heady ether of the music of the spheres."
A collection of original vocal jazz tunes, SHE highlights not only Starr's performance abilities on numerous instruments, but also his ability to write and arrange music for a variety of ensembles. Each track is steeped in the jazz tradition yet Starr's musical conception remains fresh and distinctive throughout.
Featured musicians on SHE include longtime Sting guitarist, Dominic Miller, former Bill Bruford, McCoy Tyner and Gil Evans saxophonist, Iain Ballamy, and Starr's brother, Nelson on vocals.
Pianist Kenny Ascher (1979 Oscar nominee), trombonist Alan Ferber (Charlie Hunter, Don Byron), trumpeter Jim Rotondi (Toshiko Akiyoshi), bassist John Flaugher (Jane Monheit), and Starr's father, Nelson Sr. (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra) round out the superb mix of musicians featured on this disc. Together with rich string and horn arrangements, this impressive list of performers brings to life Starr's unique musical vision.