James has recently recorded with many of Chicago's new projects including Matt Ulery's "By a Little Light", Grazyna Auguscik, Julie Meckler, LORIS, Jason Steele Messenger Collective, Bryant Scott's Great Postmodern Nightmare Big Band, and the Ian Torres Big Band.
Members of the ensemble lead many of their own groups and play in some of Chicago’s foremost Jazz groups including: Juan Pastor’s Chinchano, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Chad McCullough’s Spin Quartet, M13, Michael Salter's Freakjar, as well as other ears&eyes records groups such as the James Davis Quintet, Zing!, and Tomorrow Music Orchestra.
James Davis - flugelhorn (featured trk 2, 5, 8)
Chad McCullough - flugelhorn website (featured trk 3, 7)
Michael Salter - bass clarinet website (featured trk 2, 3, 8)
Anna Najoom - bass clarinet website
Daniel Thatcher - double bass website (featured trk 1, 5)
Juan Pastor - drums website (featured trk 3)
Recorded by Anthony Gravino at Strobe Recording, Chicago, IL
Mixed by Anthony Gravino at The Drake, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Jonathan Pines and Gravino at Private Studios, Champaign, IL
Artwork by Ian Sienicki at ayeYouWe
Album released November 25th, 2014 on ears&eyes Records website
This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.