My first recording was in 1963. 
I founded my own record label Stata East Records in 1970 
My latest album was released in 2020. A new album is coming soon.

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Charles Tolliver - Connect

“One of the last significant trumpet players from the 1960s still unleashing the kind of improvisational fury associated with those hard-blowing years.” - JazzTimes

“His sound is big and fierce and raw… defined by heady intellectual content and an animating inner fire.” - Downbeat

“Captivating” - Brooklyn Vegan

“Triumphant” - The New York Times

“Inquisitively lyrical” - The Wire

New York-based trumpeter, composer and educator Charles Tolliver presents Connect, his first studio album in 13 years.

Recorded to tape at RAK Studios last November by Tony Platt (Bob Marley, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Abdullah Ibrahim), the line-up features top musicians from the New York jazz scene who have collectively played with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Nancy Wilson, and Chick Corea. Forming as the Charles Tolliver All Stars, the band includes Jesse Davis on alto saxophone, Keith Brown on piano, Buster Williams on double bass, and Lenny White on drums. The album also bridges together New York and London by featuring...  more
released July 31, 2020

Charles Tolliver - trumpet 
Jesse Davis - alto saxophone 
Binker Golding - tenor saxophone (A2 + B2) 
Keith Brown - piano 
Buster Williams - double bass 
Lenny White - drums

Recorded and mixed by Tony Platt at RAK Studios 
Mastered and cut at Gearbox Studio


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