Song of Simeon

SoS-cover-highSong of Simeon: A Christmas Journey
Journey through the deeper themes of the biblical Christmas narrative through 11 unique jazz arrangements based on ancient hymns, canticles, and folk melodies.  A fusion of modern jazz and theology, this recording features a collaborative 6-piece band backed by an 8-piece horn section. Song of Simeon has been reviewed by the Wall St. Journal and NPR, as is a mainstay on Sirius XM’s jazz channel throughout the holiday season.
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CC Booker III feat. Will Scruggs

Will_Album_Cover CC Booker III featuring Will Scruggs
is a SoulJazz tribute to the music of 3 great artists: King Curtis, Ray Charles, and Booker T. & the MG’s, where the big, swinging sound of the tenor saxophone meets the super funk of the Hammond B3 organ.  Created by Will Scruggs and Brooklyn organist Nate Shaw, this project features musicians from both NYC and ATL, plus a guest appearance by New Grass legend John Cowan from Nashville. “CC Booker III feat. Will Scruggs deliveres an earthshaking mix of soul, funk, and hard-bop jazz.”  -Michael J. West, Washington City Paper
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BlueBari Jam

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“Will Scruggs’s second CD as a leader (and first for a widely distributed label, Summit Records) shows tremendous growth. Alternating between baritone and tenor saxes, Scruggs is accompanied by a terrific band, including pianist Brian Hogans, bassist Zack Pride, and drummer Marlon Patton. His furious riff tune “Swingin’ to the Left” suggests a throwback to the early days of bop, and trombonist Wes Funderburk is added for the funky shuffle “BlueBari Jam.”Scruggs’ love of reggae is displayed in his thoughtful arrangement of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” and a surprising duet on soprano with guitarist Sid Wolf of Peter Tosh’s “Till Your Well Runs Dry.” The loping blues “Willy’s Little Men,” adding guitarist Chris Duarte, nicely rounds out this compelling CD.”
-Ken Dryden, Review
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Pierre Anckaert Sextet feat. Will Scruggs


Pierre Anckaert/Will Scruggs Sextet
Only available on CD, this live recording captures a trans-Atlantic jazz collaboration between Will Scruggs and Belgian pianist Pierre Anckaert.  Also featured are drummer Marlon Patton (Atlanta), flutist Stefan Bracaval (Belgium), bassist Hendrick Vanattenhoven (Belgium), and guitarist Guy Nikkels (Netherlands).  Recorded at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA, in 2010. CD

CC Booker III (EP)

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A precursor to the full-length CC Booker disc pictured above, this EP offers a glimpse into the beginning of Will’s collaboration with Brooklyn B3 Organist Nate Shaw.  4 tracks featuring NYC guitarist Tony Romano and drummer Matt Kane.  This limited edition collector’s item is only available on CD!