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