We’re excited to announce the release of Richard Cole’s latest album “Inner Mission.” Rich Cole is a member of the woodwind faculty at Music Works Northwest and offers lessons on the saxophone and clarinet.
As part of the 2010 Earshot Jazz Festival, Rich will be having an album release event at Tula’s Jazz Club on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:30 pm. Rich will be joined by Thomas Marriott on trumpet, Bill Anschell on piano, Chuck Deardorf on bass, and Matt Jorgensen on drums.
Here’s a write-up on the release from Rich Cole:
Following up on 2007′s critically acclaimed Shade, Seattle-based saxophonist Richard Cole’s Inner Mission further solidifies his position among the important voices on the tenor saxophone. Once again utilizing the talents of long time-friend and trumpet giant, Randy Brecker, Cole leads the group through a maze of deconstructed jazz and pop standards, as well as several thought-provoking originals. “Come Together” gets a dark and smokey treatment, while Cole and pianist Bill Anschell’s co-written “Blame It On My Reed” sets the band into a burning spiral of rhythm changes. With a sideman cast that reads like a “who’s who” of Pacific Northwest jazz, Inner Mission documents another landmark in the seasoned career of this “brilliant, fertile” player (Earshot Jazz).