The genesis of this project was a Chatterbox gig the spring of 2016. After the gig Michael Eaton planted the seed for recording this group and moved forward with setting up an old school two tenor blowing session. The result is this recording, and for that I owe Michael a huge debt of gratitude for both inspiring the recording and also helping bring it to fruition.
However, all music is the sum of ones experiences and every project the product of a community. There is no way to recognize or thank everyone who in some way contributed to this project, but I would especially like to thank the following people:
Mark Tuttle. My long time friend, mentor, and partner in crime. A continual source of inspiration.
David Baker. Teacher and mentor, I cannot underestimate his influence on my life. May he Rest In Peace.
Jon Heagle. Whose input, feedback and encouragement during the initial stages was instrumental.
Rachel Caswell. Without whose help I could not have pulled this project together.
Additionally, I could not have completed this project without the support of Cory Smythe, Julian Douglas, Jacob Belser and Adam Davis. And, of course, my wife Heather Robinson. They are my sounding boards, my support network, my family.
Last but not least, I am pleased and grateful to have two of my favorite people and musicians anchoring the rhythm section, Jeremy Allen and Ben Lumsdaine.
Thank you for your consideration. I hope you enjoy the music, we enjoyed making it.
released November 13, 2016
Kyle Quass - trumpet
Mark Tuttle - saxophone (left)
Michael Eaton - saxophone (right)
Adam Davis - guitar
Jeremy Allen - bass
Ben Lumsdaine - drums
Recorded August 12th and 13th, 2016 at Primary Sound Studios
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Jacob Belser
Executive Producer: Heather Robinson
Producer: Kyle Quass
#1,2,5-7 Composed by Kyle Quass
#3 Composed by Michael Eaton
#4 Composed by Adam Davis