Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Chris Jentsch is a Brooklyn-based composer, bandleader, and guitarist working primarily in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisational Forms. As a composer he has been the recipient of grants or commissions from the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, the Penfield Commission Project, American Composers Forum (2), the Composers Assistance Program of the American Music Center (2), Meet the Composer, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Ucross Foundation, and The Commission Project. Currently Jentsch is in post-production for a series of concerts and recordings in 2007-08 related to his NYSCA Commission: Cycles Suite featuring Mike Kaupa, written for his 17-piece ensemble, Jentsch Group Large.
Personnel: Chris Jentsch (guitar); Chris Jentsch (guitar); Jason Rigby, Dan Willis , Josh Sinton, Ben Kono, Mike McGinnis (reeds); Jon Owens, John Carlson , Laurie Frink (trumpet); Max Siegel, Max Siegel , Jacob Garchik, Brian Drye, Alan Ferber (trombone); Jacob Sacks (piano); Jim Whitney (double bass); John Mettam (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Chris Jentsch; Chris Jentsch; Richard Gehr; Richard Gehr.
Recording information: The Kitchen, New York, NY (02/11/2008).
Photographers: Chris Jentsch; Chris Jentsch.