from our unique repertoire:
beneath the tune's pop sensibility
is a rich mix of simultaneous melodies, odd meters, and illusive
bridges that is the title track of the band's second CD.
"Six To Five"
this up-tempo modal swing number in 11/8 is as close to incline
skiing as you'd care to imagine!
a West African inspired work that brings the whole continent
right to your very door, complete with indigenous talking drum',
'balafon' (marimba), and a horn section that feels like a tidal
"Russelling And Bobbing"
still my favorite small group composition to date, the
piece's two rhapsodic melodies weave through a series of drum
solos as the piece forever fades.
an epic 20-minute adventure of West African rhythms meeting large-scale
jazz architecture, the title refers to the individuality of the
band's musical message.
"The Island That Wept"
audiences consistently cite this piece as the quintessential
'ever-changing musical landscape', complete with languid melodies
and a lush setting for the work's arching drum solo.
one funky samba that sets everyone's ear on its side
with an infectious groove and seductive melody.
"Through Nora's Eyes"
this wistfully romantic duo for piano and soprano sax is
dedicated to the Norwegian housewife that the vocal legend Rhiannon
'channels' in her performances.