Over the Edge

Over the Edge

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The Pearcy / Gratzmiller Jazz Quintet

Label: no label
Released: 2018
Duration: 01:09:00
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Track Listing

Beantown Bahp; Poor Man's Doctor; Blues 88; Over the Edge; Yellow Mood; Something About the Moon; The Defector; You're Too Nice, Pieces of Mind; Feelings of Summer


Wayne Pearcy: Trumpet; Aaron Gratzmiller: Saxophones; Matt Savage: Piano; Greg Toro: Bass; Fabio Rojas: Drums

Album Description

“Over the Edge” is the title of the PGJQ’s debut album. It contains 10 original compositions written over the course of nearly a decade by co-leaders Wayne Pearcy (Trumpet) and Aaron Gratzmiller (Saxophone). Joining them is an outstanding rhythm section comprised of Matt Savage on Piano, Greg Toro on Upright Bass, and Fabio Rojas on Drum Set. It was recorded on October 4th and 5th, 2017 at Keep the Edge Studios in Quincy, MA, and was engineered by Keith Asack. The objective in making “Over the Edge” was to record a contemporary sounding full-length album that continues in the tradition of straight ahead Jazz. The music is constructed using Bebop and Blues vocabulary while often experimenting with modern forms and improvisation techniques. The goal of each person involved with this project was to create an energetic, soulful, nuanced, and somewhat unpredictable experience for the listener. "Over the Edge" is available in our online store, and on CD Baby, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google play (plus many more). Tracked, Mixed, and Mastered by Keith Asack at Keep the Edge Studios (Quincy, MA). Cover art: "Bebop" by Santiago Hernandez (2013). Graphic Design by Johann Li Boscán at Pico de Pájaro Zurdo.

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