mark dresser - bass | Nicole Mitchell - flutes
Ben Goldberg - clarinets | david morales boroff - violin
michael dessen - trombone | joshua white - piano
jim black - drums
California born bassist Mark Dresser has taken the acoustic possibilities of his instrument to a level that hardly any other bassist has reached. This is also the case for the fellow musicians in his new septet. Starting on the standard "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" the band travels through music history and the current american feeling of life:
"The jazz bassist Mark Dresser has a long and serious track record in the avant-garde, with special distinction in the area of extended technique: harmonics, multiphonics, various other nonstandard expressive modes"
Nate Chinen, New York Times, July 2016.
"Free jazz that doesn't give you a headache, this is letting the jazz kids have fun in the sand box and put a smile on your face as a result"
Chris Spector, Midwest Records, September 2016.