"Wise Guy" is Willem Paynter's first full length release. "Wise Guy" explores the inner working of the Mafia - the characters and the crime - through a lens of jazz improvisation, with a band as tight as La Cosa Nostra itself.
The Hardbop Collective is:
Willem Paynter - Bass
Martin Davidson - Tenor Saxophone
Brendan Melchin - Drums
Dr. Anthony Genge - Piano
Matt Myer - Trumpet
Recorded live off the floor at New Scotland Yard Studio.
Recording Engineer – Thomas Stajcer
Mastering Engineer – Donny Chapman
Producer – Willem Paynter
Graphic Design – Lindsey Ward
Arrangements – The Hardbop Collective
This recording was made possible with the support of Music Nova Scotia.