Started in 2011, SKETCHES is a Brooklyn-based collective jazz quintet in
which each member writes music based on another member's musical idea.
Before each rehearsal members post a sketch from their notebook (e.g. any
musical fragment, a collection of fragments, an incomplete tune) and another
member uses that as the basis for a new composition. Inherent in each piece
is the challenge of blending two distinct musical personalities, yet with an
ensemble of strong composers and sensitive performers, the results have been
as engaging as they are unpredictable.
Volume One is SKETCHES' first release after working on this concept for over a
year – writing, rehearsing, and performing in New York's Small's Jazz Club and
Douglass Street Music Collective – until a cohesive set of material was ready to