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A tour-de-force collaboration between musicians from the pacific Nothwest and the East. A beautifully varied collection of original compositions with something significant to offer all types of jazz listeners.
Genre: Jazz: Hard Bop
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1. Minor Suggestions
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2. Clarity
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3. Flotsam and Jetsum
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4. Sunset's Last Embrace
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5. Lisa
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6. Curly
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7. Jump Off Joe
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8. Blues for Mingus
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9. Big Bird
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Album Notes
It’s funny how 5 strangers can be brought together to make music, and unexpectedly find a musical chemistry worth its weight in gold. Our journey together began as a routine guest artist appearance at Spokane Falls Community College in June of 2013, where trumpeter Kevin Woods assembled this group as part of his guest artist series. Along with his SFCC colleague Danny McCollum, Woods assembled an all-star rhythm section of Washington’s finest in inviting Jon Hamar and Julian MacDonough to fill out the guest artist group. Saxophonist Damani Phillips was invited to round out the group’s horn section. Each of these musicians is active in performance and education, so guest artist invitations of this nature are a fairly common thing. What was not so common, however, was the natural musical chemistry that the group felt almost immediately; producing a concert of significant gravity for both musicians and listeners alike. In recognition of the fact that this kind of natural chemistry is a fairly rare thing between players who have never previously shared the bandstand together before, the group immediately made plans to record an album in the very near future. The album in your hands is the culmination of that effort.
This album is a collection of original compositions penned by the members of the group, with a couple of covers of infrequently performed jazz compositions sprinkled in for good measure. Every member brings something unique both musically and compositionally, and the end result is a collection of works that covers an unusually wide range of musical perspectives. Be it straight-ahead bebop, ECM-like broken time or greasy funk - this album offers a variety of musical perspectives that emanate directly from the musical upbringing of each group member. The result is a uniquely varied body of work that reflects the group’s collective musical spirit while offering something for every kind of jazz listener. We sincerely hope that you enjoy our work, and if you do, please tell a friend (or 10)! Thank you for supporting out music, and more importantly, ENJOY!



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