Bass / Piccolo Bass: Scott Petito
Drums: Jack DeJohnette
Sax: Bob Mintzer
Vibes: Mike Mainieri
Keys: Rachel Z
Trumpet: Chris Pasin
Guitar: David Spinozza
Percussion: Bashiri Johnson
Recorded and Mixed and mastered by Scott Petito at NRS Recording Studio, Catskill NY
All Compositions written by Scott Petito, Spotted Music ascap
Except “Lawns” written by Carla Bley, Alrac Music (BMI)
Scott plays Sadowsky basses , Rachel Z plays Roland and Fazioli keyboards, Simon Phillips plays Tama drums
Much of the music in this collection takes me back to the music of the late 1960’s and early 70’s.The electric experiments of Miles Davis on “In a Silent Way” and Bitches Brew. The energy and rhythmic complexity of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. While Herbie Hancock , Chick Corea, Weather Report and so many more innovators brought new sounds and techniques that influenced a generation of musicians to follow. As I wrote material for the recording I thought specifically of each player and grouping. Imagining the interplay and conversations. I’m thrilled with the result and I hope you enjoy our work too!
Planet Arts Records is a Grammy and ASCAP award-winning record label and arts organization. Started by Tom Bellino, they are a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 company dedicated to working with artists, educators, and cultural organizations on the development, production and documentation of culturally important projects related to jazz and art music. Most notably they have produced CDs from the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra which have been nominated for Grammys and won for Best Large Ensemble Album in 2009.