Four of the Northwest's finest jazz artists reunite on Motives for a wide-ranging, adventurous recording of orignal works, including a free-wheeling tribute to drummer Ed Blackwell, and melodic pieces flavored by the modern harmonies of Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. The disc closes with an impressionistic cover of Billy Strayhorn's A Flower is a Lovesome Thing. Wellstone Conspiracy features Seattleites Bill Anschell on piano, Jeff Johnson on bass, and John Bishop on drums, joined by Idaho-based saxophonist Brent Jensen. The four musicians continue to refine the collective artistry displayed on their 2006 debut CD, One More Mile (under Brent Jensen's name), a cohesive group sound that All About Jazz reviewer John Barron described as: ...lively, inventive and beckons for repeated listening.
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