Listen Both Ways is the third studio recording by veteran drummer/composer George Schuller's longstanding quintet, Circle Wide. It follows the band's two previous Playscape Recordings releases, 2003's Round 'Bout Now and 2008's Like Before, Somewhat After, and is the first to concentrate on the leader's own music. Six of the eight tracks here are original compositions the group has shaped on the bandstand over the past four years. The other two are arrangements of Carla Bley's "Jesus Maria" and a piece by the severely under-recorded composer/lyricist Margo Guryan called "Edwin".
George Schuller- drums & bells
Peter Apfelbaum- tenor & melodica
Brad Shepik- guitar
Tom Beckham- vibes
Dave Ambrosio- bass