The Verve Jazz Ensemble

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The Verve Jazz Ensemble thrives on classic bop, swingers, and Latin. So it isn’t surprising to see such names as Benny Golson, Lee Morgan, and Gerry Mulligan among the songwriting credits for the VJE’s terrific, beautiful-sounding fifth album, Connect the Dots.

Although you won’t find any of the typical selections by these great composers here, what you will find are what the band’s drummer-leader Josh Feldstein calls “under-served tunes” by these masters, fabulous music neglected for no reason other than listeners getting focused on just a few favorites from their songbooks, and overlooking other gems.

“As musicians, we stand on the shoulders of the great jazz artists before us and those creating amazing music today,” says Feldstein. “We never lock ourselves into a single playing style. We’re into incorporating a wide and expanding range of sounds into our band’s music, making each tune fresh. That’s what makes all of this so much fun for us as musicians, and, we hope, for our audience.”