by Ted Olsen

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Kenne Thomas Modernity is an evolutionary process. Each decade, often in division presents a stylistic concept representing the social climate of the time.
Here, Ted Olsen uses structures, based on previous musical/modal building blocks to create music; artistic and exploratory in nature.
The ensemble, craftsmen in their own elements gels perfectly on the compositions. A smooth earthy feel propels the listener to soaring plateau.
Aaron's bountiful sax is exemplary. The masterful keyboardist, Javi Santiago supports, blends and stands out with creative linear melodies on a rhythmic foundation, laid by drummer Hurtado.
This is truly jazz for the modern age.
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Blue Earth 06:06
Daybreak 08:23
Petit Fleur 08:00
October Hues 07:32
Coalescence 09:51
Forward 08:56


released September 20, 2017

Ted Olsen - bass
Aaron Hedenstrom - saxophones
Javier Santiago - piano
Miguel Hurtado - drums

Jake Baldwin - trumpet (tracks 1, 9)
Eric Mayson - vocals, production (track 6)
Cameron Kinghorn - vocals (track 10)

Louis Jones - vocals (track 8)
Gabe Scheid - soprano saxophone (track 8)
David Moore - flugel horn (track 8)
Taylor Clay - tenor saxophone (track 8)
Tom Amend - piano (track 8)
Brian Claxton - drums (track 8)


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