Patrick Cornelius - alto & soprano sax
Behn Gillece - vibraphone
Ryan Keberle - trombone
Boris Kozlov - bass
Rudy Royston - drums, percussion
The latest release in the exciting "Out To Dinner" series
continues along an ambitious course. These volumes
seek to enlist the ears of a new group of Posi-Tone
listeners, while expanding the aesthetic sensibilities
of their traditional audience. "Episodes of Grace,"
which came together out of the label's pandemic
lockdown sessions in 2020, is an engaging and enjoyable
album featuring the collective efforts of five
capable composer bandleader virtuosos. This full
menu of auditory delights is a movable feast featuring
vibraphonist Behn Gillece, trombonist Ryan Keberle
and saxophonist Patrick Cornelius moving freely over
the solid harmonic foundation of bassist Boris Kozlov
and the explosive metrics of drummer Rudy Royston.
These focused and adventurous performances are
sweet and savory enough to encourage jazz fans of
all ages to "play on" with us, and increase their musical
tastes for more of these "different flavors."