Jon Faddis: Man of Many Bands
JF: It's basically the group I've been working with for the past several years. Dion Parson on drums has been with me in my small group for at least 10 years. David Hazeltine on piano has been with me about five years, and my bassist, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, has been playing with me for three years. I'm really excited about getting out and starting to develop the small group aspect of my playing. It seems like everyone is familiar with me in big band settings, so this is something I'm looking forward to developing. It's going to be a slow and steady progression, and it's difficult to do without a recording. But that's something we're also working on. That's definitely on the agenda.