Full Circle

by Bill Stevens

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    Full Circle is the first recording of the newly assembled Bill Stevens Quintet in 2005

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Excerpt from the liner notes:

In 1959 Ornette Coleman stated the following: “Modern Jazz, once so daring and revolutionary, has become rather settled and conventional.” Throughout its history the masters of each generation took their study of the past to constantly reshape the music in the present, ever looking forward to the future. I am indebted to Louis, Prez, Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Miles, Ornette and Trane to name a few who have set the bar so incredibly high. This CD is my attempt to use the past to create music in the present that challenges our beliefs and understandings of what we think or are told Jazz “should be.” I would ask that you approach this music with no preconceived ideas or expectations, instead I ask you to listen with an open mind.

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released August 6, 2005

Bill Stevens Quintet
Full Circle

Bill Stevens, trumpet & flugelhorn
Charlie Gushee, tenor & soprano saxophone
Elliot Honig, piano & Fender Rhodes
Colin Campbell, upright bass
Eric Peters, drums

1. Infinite 6:06
2. The Day After 8:25
3. Affirmation 5:55
4. Resurrection 11:07
5. Full Circle 6:55
6. Nice Eyes 7:30

Total Playing Time: 46:11

All compositions composed and arranged by Bill Stevens and published by Selim Music Publishing, a subsidiary of milessmiles productions, BMI

Recorded at Peter Karl Audio Services, Brooklyn, New York
August 6, 2005
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Peter Karl
Intern: Ben Drapkin
Produced by Bill Stevens

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Bill Stevens New York, New York

Bill Stevens has received degrees from Fredonia State University and the University of Miami. He has performed with Billy Eckstine, Earl ‘fatha’ Hines and Spyro Gyra. Bill has been the recipient of grants from the Seattle Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has held the position of the Director of Jazz Studies at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City ... more

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