Old Friends and New
A Compact Disc by
The Wilbur Rehmann Quintet

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

Cover painting by Dale Livezey
Packaging design by Real
World Design
Group photo by Jeff Van Tine

Drumlummon Jazz Recordings

Old Friends and New is available at select fine merchants. To order a copy, send a check for $16, plus $3 shipping & handling, to:

Drumlummon Institute
402 Dearborn Ave. #3
Helena, MT 59601

Drumlummon 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.

Old Friends and New
is the third CD by the Quintet, and like the group's previous albums (Back Home Jazz and Mann Gulch Suite), it features a mix of jazz standards and original songs. Elder statesman of Montana jazz Blackie Nelson has composed the new song "Isabop," honoring his lovely wife, Isabel, and Rehmann contributes the new work, "Sittin' Here."

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.

Rick 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."