Jazzy, edgy, moody, cinematic, jammy, creative, hard hitting, cinematic music. This collection of compositions written by Charles Compo was recorded in a couple of days up in the woods at Hal Winer’s Bi Coastal Music. Each song highlights the creativity and energy of a group of musicians that have played together in and around New York in various combinations for over twenty years. The music can be described as expressive contemporary jazz that tells a story.
Charles Compo (Sax, Flute, Guitar) has performed and recorded over the years with a diverse list of creative artist like William Hooker and Sonny Sharrock, and has also performed with classic stars and divas like Martha Reeves and Christina Aguilera.
Ted Daniel (Trumpet) is a composer, bandleader and jazz historian, he has participated on over thirty published recordings with such great artists as Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Andrew Cyrille, Sam Rivers, Billy Bang and Henry Threadgill.
Camille Gainer (Drums) has has established herself with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility as a drummer, musical director and producer. She has worked with such artist as: Antonio Hart, J.T. Taylor, Steve Coleman, Michael Urbaniak, Chuck Mangione, Kelis, Monifa, Tom Browne, Roy Ayers, Angela Bofill, Noel Pointer, Lonnie Liston Smith, Christian Mcbride
Jeff Miller (Keyboards) is a Grammy Award winning keyboard player. He has played toured the world and played with many great artists such as Vanessa Williams, Shakira, Bo Diddley, Jeffrey Osborne, Shirley Bassey, and others.
Tony Stewart (Keyboards) has performed and recorded with numerous artists, including Chaka Khan, Chico Debarge, Angela Bofill and Stanley Turrentine.
Mustafa Ahmed (Percussion) has recorded and/or performed throughout the United States and Europe for an eclectic group of composers, vocalists, musicians, and dancers, including Arthur Russell, Peter Gordon,Trisha Brown, Gary Lucas, James Mason and Peter Zummo. Mustafa currently performs and records with the critically acclaimed gospel choir "Total Praise" (Emmanuel Baptist Church/Frank Haye)
Jerry Brooks (Bass) has been a member of Special EFX since 1992 and has recorded and performed around the world with such artist as Chieli Minucci, Lenny White, Will Downing, Chico Debarge, Omar Hakim, Lionel Richie, Stanley Turrentine, Angela Bofill, D'Angelo
and Bill Evans.
Dave Jones (Bass) is not only a versatile and experienced bass player but he is also an accomplished musical director who has toured and recorded with many top artists like El DeBarge, Lenny White and JT Taylor.