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The EP was written as a collection songs with classic quintet elements in mind. The arrangements are sometimes sophisticated, but also written as inspirational vehicles for creative improvising. I wanted to write songs that musicians like to play on. Two are programatic pieces, offering a form of expression for my own story and two are written as a study in contrasts. Musical inspirations include composers from Benny Golson to Donald Brown.
The quintet has a lineup of stellar musicians from Washington DC and Baltimore. You'll find them working in clubs in on U St. and around the DMV. The recordings feature Tyler Leak (drums), Tedd Baker (sax), Theljon Allen (tpt), and Mike Pope (piano).
Acoustic and Electric Bass