Octobop

Cool jazz. Images of the early days on the West Coast when new ideas, harmonies, ensemble playing and great improvisation were all happening. Recreating and updating that experience is the mission of Octobop. Performing and promoting the music that began with The Birth of the Cool -- and the innovations of Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Dave Pell, Jimmy Guiffre, and Howard Rumsey among others -- Octobop makes cool jazz hot again.

The musicians of Octobop:
Brian Brockhouse - Bass
Jack Conway - Guitar
Bill Hazzard - Vibes
Roy Kaufmann - Drums
Matt Kesner - Tenor, Alto, Soprano Sax
Geoff Roach- Baritone Sax, Bass Sax, Alto Sax and Alto Flute
Jon Schermer - Trombone
Randy Smith - Trumpet and Flugelhorn

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Albums

. . .Out of Nowhere
. . .Out of Nowhere
TJO
2013
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Very Early
Very Early
Mystic Lane Records
2007
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After Dark
After Dark
Mystic Lane Records
2005
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Night Lights
Night Lights

2004
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Art Pepper Art Pepper
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Henry Mancini Henry Mancini
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Eden Atwood Eden Atwood
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Charles Davis Charles Davis
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