Album Remarks & Appraisals:
A session from the consummate members of the Jazz Studies Department at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, led by department founder Dr. Wendell Logan (1940-2010), to whom the recording is dedicated. "Beauty Surrounds Us" is a cooperative effort in which each member has contributed to a wide-ranging palette of original compositions, arrangements, moods, and textures. Highlights include a tribute to Neal Creque in a medley of two of his works, "Dark Feelings/A Little Love Remains", and Gary Bartz' "mad phat swing" tune "GM3".
Audio Mixers: Leon Lee Dorsey; Robin Eubanks; Anthony Ruotolo; Bob Ferrazza.
Liner Note Author: Bobby Jackson.
Recording information: Leon Lee Dorsey Recording Studio, New York, NY (01/2006).