Recordings

“I Can See Clearly Now”

This is a 2012 release by “The Willie Akins Quartet.”

Musicians:
Willie Akins, Saxophone

Simon Rowe, Piano
Willem von Hombracht, Bass
Montez Colemn, Drums

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“Live at The Hodo”

This is a 2007 release by “The Simon Rowe Trio.” Rowe showcases his Fargo-based trio in a live recording at the Hotel Donaldson.

Musicians:
Simon Rowe, Piano
Toby Curtright, Bass
Allen Carter, Drums

Samples:
Track 2 – “Sweet And Lovely”
Track 3 – “I Got it Bad”

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“Flamingo”

This is the 2001 debut release by “The Simon Rowe Trio”. Rowe features his Indianapolis-based working trio, with liner notes by Nat Hentoff.

Musicians:
Simon Rowe, Piano
John Huber, Bass
Peter Wilhoit, Drums

Samples:
Track 1 – “You don’t Know What Love is”
Track 7 – “God bless The Child”
Track 9 – “For Heaven’s Sake”

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“Alima”

This 1998 release features the “Willie Akins Quartet”. Saxophonist Akins is a long-time icon of the St. Louis jazz community.

Musicians:
Willie Akins, Tenor Saxophone
Simon Rowe, Piano
Willem Von Hombracht, Bass
Montez Coleman, Drums

Samples:
Track 7 – “Beatrice”
Track 8 –  “You Taught My Heart to Sing”

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“Love You Madly”

This 1999 release features vocalist Jeanne Trevor with the “Willie Akins Quartet”.
St. Louis icon Jeanne Trevor displays her versatility with ballads, blues and burners.

Musicians:
Jeanne Trevor, Vocals
Willie Akins, Tenor Saxophone
Simon Rowe, Piano
Willem Von Hombracht, Bass
Montez Coleman, Drums

Samples:
Track 1 – “Love You Madly”
Track 3 – “When The World Was Young”

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“When a Smile Overtakes a Frown”

This 2000 release features Kansas City vocalist/pianist Luqman Hamza. An icon of the Kansas City scene, Hamza presents an array of originals and standards in
consort with “The Willie Akins Quartet”.

Musicians:
Luqman hamza, Vocals, Piano (tracks 1,5,8,11)
Willie Akins, Tenor Saxophone
Will Matthews, Guitar
Simon Rowe, Piano (tracks 2,3,4,6,7,9,10)
Willem Von Hombracht, Bass
Montez Coleman, Drums

Samples:
Track 2 – “Expressing What She Means to Me”
Track 3 – “Golden Earrings”

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