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Wellstone Conspiracy

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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“...a great rapport these artists have developed over the years...their lines merge and unwind with endless invention.” -JazzTimes

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Erin Dickins Erin Dickins
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Lisa Kelly Lisa Kelly
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Jamie O'Donnell Jamie O'Donnell
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Rob Reddy Rob Reddy
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Phil Allen Phil Allen
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Jack DeSalvo Jack DeSalvo
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William Mentz William Mentz
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Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
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Kayle Brecher Kayle Brecher
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Jen de Ness Jen de Ness
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Kathy Sanborn Kathy Sanborn
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