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Endemic Ensemble: Tangled

North City Bistro
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Endemic Ensemble has another first time performance this year at the North City Bistro & Wine Shop in Shoreline. The downbeat is at 7:30 PM with Steve Messick (band leader, double bass), Travis Ranney (tenor & soprano saxophones), and Matso Limtiaco (baritone saxophone), and welcoming Reuel Lubag (piano) and Chris Monroe (drums).

Endemic Ensemble - North City Bistro - November 7, 2017

Egan's Ballard Jam House
Friday, September 22, 2017

The Endemic Ensemble performs for the first time at Egan's Ballard Jam House. The downbeat is at 7:00 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 - Egans's - September 22, 2017

Tangled airplay on Jim Wilke's Jazz Northwest

Jim Wilke has featured tracks from Tangled during the September 17 and May 14, 2017 broadcasts of Jazz Northwest. Thank you, Jim!

Jazz Northwest

Tangled is included in Issue # 167 of Improvijazzation Nation

Thank you to Dick Metcalf a.k.a Rotcod Zzaj for including Tangled in Issue # 167 of Improvijazzation Nation. Here are our favorite quotes:

What this band best represents (for this listener, anyway) is the POWER that jazz can project, in all it's forms.

it's original energy like this that makes jazz what it is today

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