The project of multi instrumentalist/composer Roy Yegerman, The New Jazz Spasms plays music that meets at the intersection of classic Blue Note records soul jazz and the improvisational spaces of jam bands. We endeavor to play Miles Davis like the Allman Brothers Band, Hard Bop like Booker T and The MG’s and Thelonious Monk like the Meters.
The Jazz Spasms have released a number of self produced CD’s, now available for streaming on SoundCloud (see below).
Meet The Jazz Spasms:
The first album, The Jazz Spasms, featured the original compositions of guitarist/bassist Roy Yegerman.
The New Jazz Spasms Play The Standards:
The second album, The New Jazz Spasms Play The Standards was originally titled II-V-I (pronounced Two Five One) but was renamed when Roy realized the only nerdy jazz geeks would get the reference. This CD featured The New Jazz Spasms take on classic jazz tunes by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and others.
The third album, Travelogue, was inspired by Roy’s travels with his wife, Ann. Also included is Roy’s take on the Grateful Dead tune “Bird Song”.
New York Movie:
The New Jazz Spasm’s fourth album, New York Movie, continues the path set forth by the previous albums, mixing Allman Brother style guitars with jazz. Includes Roy’s version of the Thelonious Monk jazz classic Blue Monk.