Mark Aanderud - Piano
Nir Felder - Guitar
JC Kuhl - Tenor + Soprano Saxophones
Tim Kuhl - Drums + Compositions
Rick Parker - Trombone
Jeff Reed - Bass
Over the past several years numerous musicians have grown out of the Brooklyn music scene to hold great respect in the community of the jazz world. A personal creative approach to composition, and a cooperative approach to the business side have made the Brooklyn jazz scene an innovative grooming ground for the next generation of jazz artists. One of the most creative artists on that field is drummer/composer Tim Kuhl. Kuhl has maintained his own ensemble while having performed with a number of jazz greats such as Mike Formanek, Josh Roseman, & Alan Ferber to name just a few. His compositional genius, aided by his masterful approach to the drum kit place him in the forefront of the young artist jazz community.
"Kuhl has himself up in the mix and is an ever-present force ... Kuhl and his like-minded musicians have coined a sound that is both melodically accessible and improvisationally impressive." - Elliot Simon, AAJNY 2009.
"...It’s an impressively diverse collection of melodically and rhythmically captivating songs without words. Kuhl’s compositions are remarkably tuneful, and the crew he’s assembled: Mark Aanderud on piano; Nir Felder on electric guitar; JC Kuhl on saxes; Rick Parker on trombone and Jeff Reed on bass sink their teeth into them with gusto." - Lucid Culture 2008.
"Another member of the Brooklyn jazz underground surfaces as drummer Kuhl shows what he’s been woodshedding the last three years. A smart, forward looking set that takes jazz to the next stage for contemporary ears that want something new and juicy to enjoy." -Chris Spector, Midwest Record.
"it's not that common to hear collective improvisation executed with such precision and clarity of individual voices in the polyphonic mix." -Samuel Chell, All About Jazz, Senior Editor.
"...In addition to being a good drummer – what other way could I put it? – Kuhl is an exceptional composer... in the end I walk away with a story in my mind told to me in a way only a really talented composer could." - Walter Kolosky Jazz.com 2008.