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Draft

by Team Players

Understated group improvisations and original compositions featuring two saxophones, guitar, and drums.
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
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1. Scrimmage
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2. Skippy Lou
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3. The Sound of Snow Under Feet
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4. Instant Replay
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5. Confession
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6. Make the Call
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7. Button Hook
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8. Devin Aromashodu
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9. Dark Chambers
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10. Laces Out
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11. I Love You (Sweetheart of All My Dreams)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Roster:
Brad Linde - muted alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Billy Wolfe - tenor saxophone
Aaron Quinn - guitar and effects
Deric Dickens - drums and cymbals, percussion, whistle

TEAM PLAYERS is a collective of composers and improvisers with complimentary styles and influences, brought together for a one-off gig in Washington DC in April 2014. The initial sonic chemistry and close friendships sparked the scheduling of additional engagements that became a 3 week tour including more than 20 performances in more than 15 cities in over 10 states.

This album was recorded in New York City after our second performance, as a prelude to our cross-country adventure. It features original compositions, free group improvisations, and one standard associated with Thelonious Monk. No overdubs, splices, punches or any editing was done - the music is organic and raw. And in Monk-fashion, no more than 2 takes were made, and in some cases, only one. This is music made in the moment, created by careful listeners, imaginative improvisers, skilled craftsmen, self-less individuals... team players.

- Brad Linde, July 2014

TEAM PLAYERS is very grateful for the talents, support and generosity of Jimmy Katz, Steve Maxwell's Vintage and Custom Drums, Pete Karam, and Michael Kanan and Stephanie Greig at The Drawing Room.

BLEEBOP RECORDS #1404
Mole-Tree Music #004
Recorded on June 8, 2014 at Steve Maxwell's in New York City
Engineered by Jimmy Katz
Mixed and Mastered by Pete Karam
Artwork and design by Deric Dickens
Produced by Brad Linde and Deric Dickens

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