I'm delighted and proud to announce the release of my new CD Relentless Pursuit of the Beautiful. The disc is a broad-based modern jazz recording showcasing my latest compositions and arrangements for jazz quintet and sextet. Joined by six of my absolute favorite instrumentalists, we effortlessly integrate swing with Latin and Brazilian rhythms to forge a contemporary, accessible style. Recorded one sweltering July day in Brooklyn after a series of monthly performances at Greenwich Village music club The 55 Bar, the album vividly captures snapshots in our development. Our group interplay and unwavering melodicism render a rich, eminently listenable music that will draw you in and bring you along on our journey.
released 26 November 2012
Bennett Paster- Piano
Joel Frahm- Tenor Saxophone (3, 4, 7, 8, 9)
Tim Armacost- Tenor & Soprano Saxophone (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Alex Pope Norris- Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Gregory Ryan- Acoustic Bass
Willard B. Dyson Jr.- Drumset
Gilad- Percussion (2, 7)
All compositions by Bennett Paster, Wurliboy Music (SESAC)
© ℗ 2012 Bennett Paster. All Rights Reserved.
Design by Tom Beckham
Produced by Bennett Paster
Recorded by Joshua Kessler and Bennett Paster, July 20, 2011
at Benny’s Wash n’ Dry Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed by Bennett Paster; Mastered by Ed Littman