Dan Blankinship- trumpet
Brian Marsella- piano
Reid Taylor- bass
Charles Goold- drums
Since 2001, this relentlessly collaborative quintet has utilized the unique compositional and improvisatory voices of its members to create a modern jazz that is at once avant-garde and traditional. From one song to the next, they may ‘flail’ from Coltrane-esque modalism to Tristano-esque bebop, Bichet-esque dirge to Silver-esque hard bop, or Jobim-esque bossa to Ornette-esque freneticism, unified by their singular melodicism and penchant for the dramatic.
“A band of impressively sound rapport.” - Nate Chinen, NY Times
“I’d pay good money to see these guys play.” - Kenny Barron