Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Though he's primarily known as a trumpeter and composer for Snarky Puppy, Grammy-winner Mike 'Maz' Maher is also lead vocalist for his own soulful jazz collective, Maz, which includes members of Snarky Puppy such as Cory Henry, Michael League, Bob Lanzetti, Justin Stanton and Robert "Sput" Searight, among others. Maz has also worked with artists including Diane Birch and the Gregory Brothers. Idealist is Maz' debut album for GroundUP/VLG.
Personnel: Melissa McMillan, Shayna Steele (vocals); Justin Stanton (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards, mini-Moog synthesizer).
Liner Note Author: Mike Maher.