In classical thought, the four elements are earth, water, air and fire. The fifth element, quintessence or spirit, is captured in the music we love to play. A jazz quintet featuring Dave Coules, Jack Gelbloom, Ron Johnston, Glenn Anderson and Nina Richmond.
Winner of Best Jazz Album
9th Annual OWMR Awards 2021
One of the top 5 vocal jazz albums of 2021
Jim Dupuis ("Jimmy Jazz"), CFBX 92.5FM The X
Take Effect Reviews says: "A dynamic quintet spearheaded by the saxophone extraordinaire Dave Coules,
Fifth Element have been plugging away since 2016 with their collective strength that radiates timeless
jazz qualities amid much creativity..."
Jazz Weekly says: "Upbeat swinging sounds and optimistic vocals are delivered by the live-sounding team
of Dale Scaife/p, Dave Coules/ts, Glenn Anderson/dr, Ron Johnston/b and girl-next-door vocalist Nina
Ivan Rod says: "...The wait has been worth it all. The twelve standards that the ensemble takes care of are
in fact superbly arranged by Coules and just as superbly redeemed by his ensemble..."