Housewarming (Self Produced) by Jon Birkholz
Nice straight-ahead album, in the modern jazz sense. A certain moodiness to the music, even when it swings. This particular track has a pleasant melancholia like looking out over the city on a rainy day.
Housewarming is the first album by Baltimore jazz ensemble Jazz Lunch. The record was recorded in a living room in June of 2011. The name Jazz Lunch comes from the event with the same name at a local coffee shop where the band gets together to hash out original music every Sunday. Personnel: Dan Ryan (guitar, compositions), Jon Birkholz (piano, compositions), Ben Frock (trumpet), Brent Madsen (trumpet), Eric Trudel (saxophone), Gary Thomas (saxophone), Zach Swanson (bass), Chad Hochberg (drums), and Frank Russo (drums).comments powered by Disqus