J.Q. Whitcomb & Five Below | Tales of Enchantment

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Tales of Enchantment

by J.Q. Whitcomb & Five Below

Jazz quintet album full of lush arrangements of mostly original compositions, featuring trumpet and trombone in the front line telling musical tales about the desert southwest and beyond.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Carl's Meadow
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9:17 album only
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2. Arda Chan
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6:26 album only
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3. Enjoy the Silence
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7:36 album only
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4. Always a Reason
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8:16 album only
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5. Synapse
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6:30 album only
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6. And the Rains Came
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8:36 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
J.Q. Whitcomb's sophomore release as bandleader, "Tales of Enchantment" is a rollicking jazz adventure through the landscapes of New Mexico and beyond. World class musicianship, powerful arrangements, and unforgettable melodies come together to spark the imagination around themes of homecoming and rediscovering one's roots. Featuring all original compositions for jazz quintet fronted by trumpet and trombone, the album explores a nice variety of rhythmic feels to give it balance, including some odd meters.

Most of the compositions on this album were inspired by J.Q.'s return to New Mexico, the land of his birth, after having lived in Shanghai, China for 8 years. The 3 years during which this music was written represents a reconnecting with his roots and family, as well as with the land. Each song tells a unique story.

Recorded on 4/19/2014 by David Stoller at The Samurai Hotel in New York City.
Mixed and mastered by Jon Gagan at The Electric Company in Santa Fe, NM.
Album artwork by Jason Pym.
Personnel:
J.Q. Whitcomb - trumpet
Andy Hunter - trombone
Dan Loomis - bass
Greg Ruggiero - guitar
Donald Edwards - drums

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