an excerpt from Duke Ellington's "Black Brown and Beige" (Black, part 1-Work Song) June 2017

“Wiggle Walk” June 2017

(Sam Chess’ solo @ 1:10)

written by Benny Carter for the Count Basie Orchestra as part of the Kansas City Suite



“Paradise Blue Suite” May 2018

written and led by Kenny Rampton, live at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

(Sam Chess’ solos @ 30:35, 1:54:40)

Kenny Rampton (tp) Marcus Printup (tp) Sherman Irby (as) Victor Goines (ts) Sam Chess (tb) Dan Nimmer (p) Carlos Henriquez (b) Marion Felder (ds)

footage from the Marciac Jazz Festival - Wynton Marsalis and the Young Stars of Jazz August 2016

(Sam Chess’ solo @ 4:01)

Playing the Duke Ellington classic “Such Sweet Thunder”