Endemic Ensemble
Lunar Recon
Opus Funkus Music (OFM-27007)

Released March 21, 2013 through through Opus Funkus Music.

Endemic Ensemble: Lunar Recon


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Endemic Ensemble - Lunar Recon


Lunar Recon is a jazz EP containing three alternate takes from the Endemic Ensemble's 2012 album, Lunar, which made Lucid Culture's The 20 Best Jazz Albums of 2012. Lunar Recon's version of "Lilu" has impelling solos from Travis Ranney (tenor saxophone) and Matso Limtiaco (baritone saxophone). Composer David Franklin states that this version is the most Lilu-like (Lilu is a cat). "Return of the Pelicans" differs from the version on Lunar in solo order and feel with sensitive solos from David Franklin (piano) and Steve Messick (double bass). Lunar Recon's version of "More Than Anything" brings us fabulous solos from Matso Limtiaco and Ken French (drums).


1. Lilu (5:27)
David Franklin, Diminished Fifth Music (BMI)
2. Return of the Pelicans (6:53)
Steven M. Messick, Opus Funkus Music (BMI)
3. More Than Anything (4:45)
David Franklin, Diminished Fifth Music (BMI)


Travis Ranney - alto and tenor saxophones
Matso Limtiaco - baritone saxophone
David Franklin - piano
Steve Messick - double bass, band leader
Ken French - drums

Produced by Steve Messick

Recorded by Jay Follette at Avast! Recording in Seattle, WA on May 28 and 29, 2011.
Mixed by Jay Follette at Avast! Recording in Seattle, WA on August 27, 28, and 29, 2011.
Mastered by Ross Nyberg at Ross Nyberg Mastering in Issaquah, WA on September 22, 2011.

Artwork by Eva Fury
Graphic Design by Mark Forrer