“A Balm in Gilead” new recording by soprano Tiffany Jackson, pianist Rex Cadwallader, bassist Michael Asetta, and Drummer Arti Dixson is an inventive pairing of “free jazz” overlaying traditional spiritual music. Classically trained singer Jackson is challenged with very “outside the box” performing for an operatic performer. The Cadwallader/Asetta/Dixson jazz trio performed sacred music for nearly 15 years as the initiators of a monthly jazz vespers service at Saint Pauls and Saint James Church in New Haven. This creative and highly artistic project was relished by the long-time jazz associates, Rex, Mike, and Arti.
The CD was released in November 2015 at the Neighborhood Music School. The performers are booking events now, please contact Mike at 860-685-1621. Upcoming events include a show in Boston at the end of this month.