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Vincent Herring & Soul Chemistry

Vincent Herring and Joris Dudli look back on more than twenty years of very fruitful cooperation.  Along with keyboardist Gary Fisher and top bassist Essiet Essiet, Soul Chemistry produces hard swinging and always extremely soulful jazz music.

Vincent is a saxophone virtuoso with a uniquely intense and vigorous musical voice. He first toured Europe and the United States with Lionel Hampton’s big band in the early 1980’s and began working with Nat Adderley for nine years.  Along the way he worked and recorded with Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, The Mingus Big Band, Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson and Dr. Billy Taylor.

Joris has been a steady member of the Vienna Art Orchestra and the Art Farmer Quintet from 1979 to 1985.  After moving to the US in 1986, he has performed and recorded with many jazz musicians including: The Zawinul Syndicate, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, Joe Lovano, Chico Freeman and Joe Henderson.

Vincent Herring is in the tradition of Charlie Parker, his tone gets under your skin, his dexterity is fascinating and he knows how to maintain tension.

— Louis Reitz