Birmingham Seven's personnel is topnotch, the underlying concept is strong and the results are impressive. - The Birmingham News.
The Birmingham Seven (B7) is a jazz septet comprised of some of the finest and most sought after jazz performers in the region. Their live repertoire consists of transcriptions and adaptations from iconic recordings by artists such as Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, Gigi Gryce, and Lee Morgan as well as original arrangements and compositions by the members of the B7 themselves.
"The Birmingham Seven" is their first studio album and was recorded in the summer of 2012. It features nine original tunes from Tom Wolfe, Chris Kozak, Briana Carrasquillo, and Beth & Daniel Western. The ensemble consists of Rob Alley (Trumpet), Jon Noffsinger (Alto Saxophone), Gary Wheat (Tenor Saxophone), Daniel Western (Baritone Saxophone), Tom Wolfe (Guitar), Chris Kozak (Double Bass), and Michael Glaser (Drum Set).
"The Birmingham Seven" features clever arrangements, tight ensemble work, as well as stellar solos.