December 07, 2012

ASCAP Audio Portrait: The Clayton Brothers

The Gathering

Touch The Fog
John Clayton says he always writes for the musician, not their instrument.

Classic Clayton
John Clayton describes the roots behind the ensemble's signature sound.

Stefon Fetchin' It
John Clayton says he had to write a song to feature Stefon Harris on vibes.

Don't Explain
John Clayton recalls how he rediscoverd this poignant Billie Holiday song.

The Clayton Brothers and their longtime bandmates are some of the most soulful and accomplished jazz players today. On The Gathering, the group is joined by trombone great Wycliffe Gordon and vibes virtuoso Stefon Harris for a wonderful recording that showcases their fabulous melodies, solos, interplay, energy and expression, track after track. From start to finish, this album is a delight for jazz fans.

ASCAP's highly-acclaimed Audio Portraits series gives listeners unique insight into the creative process, as told by the writers themselves.