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Rush 09:45
Settle 07:33
Like Water 07:00
Chorale 07:03


Midwest-based trumpeter and composer Paul Dietrich releases the first album of his original large ensemble jazz compositions, Forward. Featuring world-renowned drummer Clarence Penn (Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas) and a band of some of the Midwest's very best jazz musicians, Dietrich's debut has been called "stunningly beautiful" (Audiophile Audition) and "the most significant new orchestral jazz to come out of the Midwest in quite a while" (Kevin Lynch, formerly of the Milwaukee Journal).


released March 29, 2019

Paul Dietrich - trumpet and compositions

Corbin Andrick - alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, soprano saxophone
Greg Ward - alto saxophone
Tony Barba - tenor saxophone
Dustin Laurenzi - tenor saxophone
Mark Hiebert - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet

Andy Baker - trombone
Jamie Kember - trombone
Kurt Dietrich - trombone
Tom Matta - bass trombone

Chuck Parrish - trumpet
Russ Johnson - trumpet
Jessica Jensen - trumpet
David Cooper - trumpet

Megan Moran - voice
Matt Gold - guitar
Carl Kennedy - piano
John Christensen - bass
Clarence Penn - drums

Recorded at Electrical Audio, Chicago, by Jim Massoth
Additional recording by Matt Gold and Andrew LaValley
Mastered by Brian Schwab
Artwork by Jamie Breiwick at B-Side Graphics
Cover photos by Jessica Jensen at Björklunden, Door County, WI
Session photos by Andrew Green


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Paul Dietrich Quintet Madison, Wisconsin

The Chicago-based Paul Dietrich Quintet was formed in 2012 as a vehicle for its leader's small group writing and maintains an active performance schedule in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

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