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Reptet is a sextet consisting of six multi-instrumentalists all of whom are members of the internationally acclaimed Monktail Creative Music Concern based out of Seattle, WA. They have established themselves as a group of considerable excitement, flair and vision while simultaneously debunking preconceived notions of what a jazz group ought to be. Their music has been aired on radio stations across the United States and Europe, and their members have toured internationally. The arts organization Earshot Jazz has described them as, “A hot progressive combo of Seattle's best young players. Their music is intense, taut, and fresh.” With the release of their second full length CD Do This!, Reptet has established themselves as an irrepressible force in modern jazz.
“This Seattle sextet does it all: it grooves, it rocks, it squawks - occasionally, it even talks. Mostly, it sounds like a New Orleans jazz band on crystal meth.” ~Alex Gelfand’s Critics pick for the best release of 2006, Jazziz Magazine~
“Trumpeter Samantha Boshnack's open voicings, jaunty tempos and buoyant timbral mixes for two winds and two brass have a friendly monster feel that conjures a bittersweet and elegiac mood of orchestral grandeur.” ~Downbeat~
A juggernaut jazz band, arresting, compelling, and just plain cranked-up. Do This! is one of the most convincing albums of the last several years from Seattle jazz players. ~Earshot Jazz~
Tracks: Track 1; Zeppo, Track 2; Bad Reed Blues, Track 3; Ro, Track 4; Harpo, Track 5; Chico, Track 6; Groucho, Track 7; Mumia's Lament, Track 8; Little Caesar, Track 9; H.R., Track 10; Do This!.
Personnel: John Ewing; drums, Izaak Mills; reeds & flute, Samantha Boshnack; trumpet, Ben O'Shea; trombone, Tobi Stone; reeds, Ben Verdier; bass.
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