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Endemic Ensemble: Tangled

New Review of Tangled by Jack Bowers on All About Jazz

Thank you to Jack Bowers for his review of Tangled on All About Jazz. Here are some highlights from his review.

Tangled, is packed to the brim with luminous melodies, splendid charts and engaging solos by all hands.

[Tangled is an] admirable small-group session that pleases from end to end, as does the ensemble's earlier recording, Lunar, which is also warmly recommended.

You can read the full review here:
Endemic Ensemble: Tangled by Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club
Monday, May 1, 2017

The Endemic Ensemble returns to Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club to continue the celebration of their October 2016 release of Tangled, which is the band's second full-length album of original jazz. The downbeat is at 7:30 PM with Steve Messick (band leader, double bass), Travis Ranney (tenor & soprano saxophones), Matso Limtiaco (baritone saxophone & bass clarinet), David Franklin (piano), and Christian Krehbiel (drums).

Endemic Ensemble - Tula's - May 1, 2017

North Bend Jazz Walk
Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Endemic Ensemble has been invited to perform from 6-9 PM at the Valley Center Stage for this year's North Bend Jazz Walk, which features over a dozen venues and artists along with performances from area high schools. This is a great event that is fun for everyone involved. Artists play short sets allowing listeners to travel to other venues to experience as much of the jazz walk as they desire. Steve Messick (band leader, double bass), Paul Gillespie (tenor saxophone), Matso Limtiaco (baritone saxophone & bass clarinet), David Franklin (piano), and Christian Krehbiel (drums).

North Bend Jazz Walk - April 22, 2017

New Review of Tangled by Dee Dee McNeil on Musicalmemoirs's Blog

Thanks to Dee Dee McNeil for her review of Tangled on Musicalmemoirs's Blog.

She describes the Endemic Ensemble rhythm section as ...a tightly woven garment that supports the horns like Spanks.

Summarizing the review, she says that Tangled ...is a wonderful recording full of creative compositions and musicians who work together like a well-oiled machine.

You can read the full review here:
Outstanding Pianists, A Gutsy Guitarist, Bass Band Leaders & Epic Ensembles by Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs's Blog

Tangled Reviews

Tangled, is packed to the brim with luminous melodies, splendid charts and engaging solos by all hands.
Endemic Ensemble: Tangled by Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

...here is a wonderful recording full of creative compositions and musicians who work together like a well-oiled machine.
Outstanding Pianists, A Gutsy Guitarist, Bass Band Leaders & Epic Ensembles by Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs's Blog

...their original hard bop is groovy and contagious.
New Jazz Adds – 11/15/2016 by Dave Rogers, WTJU

What recommends Endemic Ensemble's latest version is its non-stop musical hype through a bursting array of sonic colors and styles — pleasant and exciting enough to capture the hearts of both the jazz and non-jazz fans.
Endemic Ensemble entangles jazz melody with nightly mood by Carol Banks Weber, AXS.COM

Tangled gets airplay on Jim Wilke's Jazz Northwest

Jim Wilke played the title track from Tangled during the October 23rd broadcast of Jazz Northwest, and he promoted our CD Release Party at Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club taking place on October 25, 2016. Thank you, Jim!

New Releases And Bicoastal Jazz On Jazz Northwest

Tangled gets airplay on Public Radio International's Jazz Happening Now

Jeff Hanley played selections from Tangled during the last two broadcasts of Jazz Happening Now on PRI calling us some very talented guys out of Seattle, and he mentioned our CD Release show at Tula's Restaurant and Jazz Club taking place on October 25, 2016. He also used an image of our baritone saxophonist, Matso Limtiaco, for the most recent broadcast. Thank you, Jeff!