Following 2005's release After Dark that reached into the top 40 on the JazzWeek charts, Octobop renews and extends it's new concepts in West Coast Jazz. Very Early blends favorites from Gerry Mulligan, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mandel, Shorty Rogers, Mel Torme, and Bob Mintzer into an enjoyable and listenable package. With the lineup of four horns, vibes, guitar, bass, and drums, the ensemble delivers an open, modern sound that captures and holds the listener's attention. The music is not only familiar enough to be accessible, but also is challenging enough to deliver some surprises. Very Early is the fourth CD from Octobop. After Dark was released in December, 2004. Night Lights hit the streets in the fall of 2002 and Too Close For Comfort made it's debut in the fall of 1999. Octobop performs at festivals, clubs, and private events throughout California and the Western United States.
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