Album Remarks & Appraisals:
What puts the POW in The Power Quintet is the fact that here we have like-minded, virtuoso musicians who have decided to collaborate and perform new and stimulating music. "High Art" is a perfect example of what happens when artists with shared histories, a dedication towards performing creative music, and the willingness to be team players join forces. This post-bop supergroup, which has honed its rapport on tour in Europe, consists of the trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, the vibraphonist Steve Nelson, the pianist Danny Grissett, the bassist Peter Washington and the drummer Bill Stewart. The band cooks up a swinging brew of mostly original tunes with a decidedly post-hard-bop influence. Throughout the session the band delivered high energy, immaculate, yet often daring variations on the contemporary but 'feel good' compositions of Messrs Pelt, Grissett and Stewart.
Personnel: Jeremy Pelt (trumpet); Danny Grissett (piano); Steve Nelson (vibraphone); Bill Stewart (drums).
Liner Note Author: Scott Yanow.
Recording information: Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY (12/08/2015).
Photographer: George W. Harris.