From the inspiration of playing at Alice Coltrane's memorial service, to the impact Jaco Pastorius had on his life - to a self portrait, this recording comes from deep within Brian Swartz (winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest) - a moving recording that takes the listening on a beautiful, visceral journey of aural portraits of different people that have inspired him to write music...The musically gifted, Gnu Sextet takes you through this aural exhibit with emotions ranging from simplistic beauty to outright rage.
TRACK LISTING: 1. Pastorian Fantasie 2. I’ll C U In Spring 3. Down With Downs 4. Elevation 5. David 5:11 6. Harsh Rain 7. Jens’ Duct Taped Pants 8. Smile 4 Me
FEATURED ARTISTS: Brian Swartz, Trumpet & Flugelhorn; Matt Otto, Tenor Sax; Robby Marshall, Tenor Sax; Martin Sullivan, Trombone; Andy Langham, Piano; J.P. Maramba, Bass; Jens Kuross, Drums