An impeccable rhythm section...
Since their inception in 1988, Seattle-based New Stories has divided it's time between performing as a trio and as the backup group to some of the greatest names in jazz. Made up of pianist Marc Seales, bassist Doug Miller and drummer John Bishop, they have three critically acclaimed CDs of their own, five with be-bop saxophone great Don Lanphere, and a Grammy nominated effort for RCA with singer Mark Murphy. Their latest recording, Don Lanphere & New Stories, "Home At Last" was selected as one of the top 5 CDs of 2001 by Ira Gitler in JazzTimes magazine. The trio has been a house group for 14 years at Bud Shank's Pt. Townsend Jazz Festival, performed at the JVC Jazz Festival in Vladivostok, Russia, appeared in concert with Tom Harrell, Nick Brignola, Jane Monheit, Conte Condoli, Bobby Shew, Jon Faddis, & Larry Coryell, and regularly do concerts and clinics at colleges & clubs around the country by themselves or in appearances with Don Lanphere, Mark Murphy or Ernie Watts. Their music has been included on an internationally released compilation CD for Universal Music entitled: "Repertoire: A Starbuck's Collection of Unforgettable Piano Jazz," and is included as a Windows Media sample in the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. Recently, New Stories recorded 4 projects for producer Don Sickler at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey. Scheduled for release in 2003, they include: an album of music by Elmo Hope with special guest Bobby Porcelli; a collection of 10 New Stories' original compositions; a CD for New York trombonist Scott Whitfield, and a music-minus-one CD for Hal Leonard Publications.
For more information about New Stories, please visit: http://www.originarts.com/newstories/.
The Acoustic Jazz Quartet
Deardorf / Peterson Group
Upper Left Trio
Collier & Dean
Deep Blue Organ Trio
Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet
Linda Tsatsanis & John Lenti
Seattle Trumpet Consort
Free Range Saxophone Quartet
Douglas Detrick\'s AnyWhen Ensemble
The Spin Quartet