The tradition of jazz groups with no chordal instrument is long and distinguished, but one that continues to create special challenges. The clarity of the compositions and their performance is paramount in inferring what is the missing voice. Without the harmonic context provided by a piano or guitar there is an added responsibility to clearly define the music so that the listeners ear " fills in the blanks ".
On this recording, the group explores the ways to make the music sound larger and complete. Upon listening to these
compositions, you will hear a fullness that balances with its unclouded openness.
Andrew Rathbun, saxophone
Jeff Hirshfield, drums
Scott Lee, bass