Samuel Blaser – versatile Swiss trombonist conquers Europe

Samuel Blaser – versatile Swiss trombonist conquers Europe

About this project

Together with Taklit production & publishing and Enja Records, I’m extremely proud to welcome Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser to my roster.

In 2022 and 2023, we will work together on his EU tours in his duo and trio formats, which is a treat served drizzled in free jazz and improv. But Sam wouldn’t be Sam if he didn’t have another trick up his sleeve; in May 2023, he will release ROUTES, a Jamaican Jazz record crammed with great names and tunes.
I mean, have a look at this and see if you can argue with that;

Samuel Blaser – trombone
Alex Wilson – piano, Hammond organ, melodica
Alan Weekes – guitar
Ira Coleman – double bass and baby bass
Dion Parson – drum kit (except for 7)
Soweto Kinch – alto sax, voc
Michael Blake – tenor sax
Edwin Sanz – percussion (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8) & drum kit (7)

Guest Appearances:
Carroll Thompson – vocals (2, 6)
Lee “Scratch” Perry – vocals, dub (9, 10)
Steve Turre – shells & trombone (1)
John Fedchock – trombone (1)
Glenn Ferris – trombone (1)
Johan Escalante – trombone (1)
Jennifer Warthon – bass trombone (1)
Heiri Känzig – double bass (7)

Promo started in late August 2022. Of course, we’re available for any inquiries – I’m excited, proud, and humbled to be allowed to work on such a fantastic project and can’t wait to talk about it forever.