All arrangements by Wilbur Rehmann & Ken Nelson
Co-produced by Wilbur Rehmann & Drumlummon Institute
Recorded & mixed by Ken Nelson of Cottage Recording, Helena, MT
Recorded at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Helena, MT, on August 13, 2009, & January 3 & 4, 2010
painting by Dale Livezey
Drumlummon Jazz Recordings
Friends and New is available at select fine
merchants. To order a copy, send a check for $16, plus $3 shipping &
Institute of Helena, Montana, in collaboration with the Wilbur Rehmann
Quintet, is pleased to release the Montana jazz group's latest compact
disc, Old Friends and New.
The album's other songs include "Senor Blues" (Horace Silver); "Beatrice" (Sam Rivers); "James" (Pat Metheny); "Midnight Voyage" (Michael Brecker); and "Hermitage" (Pat Metheny).
The Quintet includes Wilbur Rehmann, saxophones; Blackie Nelson, guitar; Ken Nelson, keyboards; Rennan Rieke, bass; and Jeremy Slead, percussion. Joining the group for this recording is Sarah Dramstad, an extraordinarily talented young tenor saxophonist.
Newby, executive director of Drumlummon Insitute, notes, "The Wilbur
Rehmann Quintet has made enormous contributions to Montana jazz culture,
both in their live performances and through their recordings. By helping
to keep jazz alive under the Big Sky, they grace our lives with their
extraordinary musicianship, big hearts, and public spiritedness. Their
nurturing of young musicians is among their most lasting contributions."