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Out to Lunch Quintet

On February 17th 2006, despite a snowstorm, the Twin Cities Jazz Society ’s "Jazz from J to Z" Concert Series installment “Out To Lunch, The Music of Eric Dolphy Live” was an unqualified success. Dave Hagedorn, Phil Hey, Tom Lewis, Dave Milne and Kelly Rossum performed the music of Eric Dolphy from the seminal album: "Out To Lunch" at Saint Olaf College in Northfield for an enthusiastic crowd. On June 2nd and 3rd, 2006 they brought the project to the Twin Cities at the Artists' Quarter in Saint Paul performed that work again and extend it with other Dolphy works.

A live recording of both nights’ performances was made as a joint production of the Artists’ Quarter and JazzPolice.com. Release date is November, 2006. The CD release party will be held on November 17th and 18th at the Artists' Quarter in Saint Paul.

The Musicians

Multi-instrumentalist David Milne is an accomplished and versatile performer, composer, and arranger in musical settings ranging from creative jazz, modern big band, and progressive popular styles to symphonic/orchestral, chamber music, and contemporary classical styles. Originally from Rochester NY, he earned a DMA in Saxophone Performance at the Eastman School of Music, an MM in Woodwind Performance and a BA in Music from the Indiana University School of Music. As Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, he teaches applied saxophone, directs the UW-River Falls Jazz Ensembles, and teaches jazz-related courses. David Milne is a Selmer Saxophone Artist-Clinician.

Kelly Rossum: is gaining an international reputation as a creative force in the definition of modern jazz. It is difficult to describe his style as anything but unique; combining the traditions of swing, bop, and free jazz with the innovations of electronica, ambient, and trance music. He has appeared on over 20 CD recordings as well as studio sessions for Asche & Spencer. His most recent release as a leader is titled Line, and Electropolis has recently released an eponymous CD. Visit www.krossum.com

David Hagedorn is an Artist in Residence in the Music Department at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he teaches percussion, jazz studies and world music. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music, as well as various music-related degrees from the New England Conservatory and the University of Minnesota. His 2003 CD SOLIDLIQUID was released on Artegra Records. He studied with, and has toured nationally with, George Russell and appeared on Russell's recordings So What and The African Game.

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Album Review

Out to Lunch: No One Left Behind

Read "No One Left Behind" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Out to Lunch's No One Left Behind is comparable to collage- an art technique which integrates incongruent fragments, textures and visual forms into a cohesive work. Led by multi-instrumentalist David Levy, the New York-based ensemble at a cursory glance, might be a considered just another experimental jazz funk band. Yet there's clearly more to be gleaned on proven on their third release. Levy's work with musicians and projects such as Verve Remixed 3 (Universal Records, 2005) is ...

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Performance / Tour

Mesa Bluemoon Recording Artists "Out to Lunch" Launch "No One Left Behind"- North American Tour

Mesa Bluemoon Recording Artists "Out to Lunch" Launch "No One Left Behind"- North American Tour

Source: Two for the Show Media

Pushing the depths of the underground jazz scene, cutting edge New York City-based Out to Lunch will be releasing its third album, No One Left Behind, on one of the finest indie record labels, Mesa Recordings.  Launching the record on the hallowed stage of the Blue Note, August 3, 2012, and touring it extensively through North American, No One Left Behind fuses dance music with improvisational imagination creating a sound that hits both the mind and feet.  Tracks such as ...



Experimental Jazz Sextet 'Out to Lunch' Heat up Jazz Radio Charts with Their Sophomore Release 'Melvin's Rockpile' on Accurate Records

Experimental Jazz Sextet 'Out to Lunch' Heat up Jazz Radio Charts with Their Sophomore Release 'Melvin's Rockpile' on Accurate Records

Source: DP Public Relations

NEW YORK, NY -- The nationwide radio campaign for experimental jazz sextet Out To Lunchs sophomore album Melvin's Rockpile (Accurate Records) which hit the airwaves the first week of February , 2010 is gaining wide acceptance in the jazz radio community in the United States and Canada. Charting briskly on the CMJ Jazz charts, over 60 stations and syndicated programs from New York City to California and Winnipeg to Colorado currently have added Melvin's Rockpile into heavy rotation resulting in ...

First of all, any local jazz community outside of New York that can pull off a credible rendition of Eric Dolphy's landmark Out to Lunch is a metropolis worth celebrating. That's the present this quintet awards us. Dolphy's time signatures and the floating rhythms, gusty momentum shifts, and passionate avant-garde-meets-tradition purée that poured out of the all-star quintet he assembled more than 40 years ago is no mean feat to approximate and that's assuming you've got quality, sophisticated players on bass clarinet, flute, and vibraphone to call upon in the first place. Originally a one-gig affair, the OTLQ generated so much creative fun that they did it again over two nights in June at the AQ with the recording equipment on

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