Burnside Album Details

Hayes, Charles, The Knight Before Christmas

St. Louis Missouri’s favorite son….The “Satin Knight”… the moniker given Charles Hayes by Stanley Turrentine, one of his mentors and heroes. He went to school on Gene Ammons, Stan Getz, Grover Washington and Stanley…. and what you’re hearing here, is his debut album and the showing off of his Ph.D. You’ll be electrified by his tone and improvisations just as much as his concentration on melody. He reaches people with his direct and sincere style. This album is a fantastic listening experience. Charles presents a subtle, varied, rich, exquisitely tasteful and masterfully performed album of Christmas evergreens. Among others, Charles has been a featured tenor sax man for Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, Ike & Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, James Brown and Duke Ellington. Ladies and gentlemen….the Satin Knight!