Unsayable Absence: Live at the Blue Whale

by The Daniel Rosenboom Septet

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"A musician dedicated to exploration and expression, regardless of anyone's imagined boundaries."
— Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times

"One of the most original, exciting, adventurous groups in L.A. right now."
— Gary Fukushima, LA Weekly

"Young trumpet dynamo Dan Rosenboom, one of the more interesting Los Angeleno players, impresses with the fluidity of his ideas..."
— Josef Woodard, DownBeat Magazine

“Daniel Rosenboom’s writing and the sound of the ensemble is unlike anything heard before. This is jazz for the 21st century.”
— Scott Yanow, author of thousands of articles for the All Music Guide to Jazz

"Unsayable Absence" is an exploration of cross-genre pollination over the backdrop of jazz; an experiment in stretching to the edge of the universe with one foot on the ground; a testament to the soul.

The phrase "Unsayable Absence" is taken from a Rumi poem entitled "Listening." This poem is appropriately inscribed on the ceiling of the Blue Whale directly above the stage. For me the "unsayable absence" is the space in one's heart that opens when ego is purged - a space where the energy of the universe can enter, grow, and ultimately transport one to a higher state of consciousness.

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released January 19, 2013

Daniel Rosenboom - Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Gavin Templeton - Alto Saxophone and Flute
Jon Armstrong - Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet
Brian Walsh - Baritone Saxophone and Bass Clarinet
Rory Cowal - Piano
Hamilton Price - Bass
Matt Mayhall - Drums

This album was recorded live at The Blue Whale on May 5th and June 20th, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.

Sound Engineered by Masa Tsuzuki
Mixed and Mastered by Daniel Rosenboom

Layout by Daniel Rosenboom
Cover Photo by Diana Ming Jeong

All music composed and arranged by Daniel Rosenboom (ASCAP).
All music © Daniel Rosenboom Music (ASCAP), 2013.
All Rights Reserved.

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Daniel Rosenboom Los Angeles, California

Daniel Aaron Rosenboom (b. 5/7/1982) is a creative trumpet artist, improviser, composer, and record producer who seeks break musical boundaries by fusing styles in new and inventive ways. For his compositions, he has been recognized with grants and awards from ASCAP, the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, the American Composers Forum, and the Meet the Composer foundation. ... more

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