Wellstone Conspiracy

Humble Origins

Origin 82600

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A great rapport these artists have developed over the years...their lines merge and unwind with endless invention.
- JazzTimes

Now in their 6th year of performing together, the collective of saxophonist Brent Jensen, pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Jeff Johnson, and drummer John Bishop continue to display their richly empathetic approach to melody and rhythm as they explore a new set of originals on their third recording together. From Jensen's swinging tribute to mentor, Lee Konitz, "All of Lee," to Bill Anschell's completely original take of the Beatle's "Fixing a Hole," the group allows the music to flow, unhurried and displaying a patient rapport that reveals moments worthy of many repeated listens.


Track Listing:

1 PAUSE OFF 6:28
2 HUMBLE ORIGINS 8:15
3 ALL OF LEE 5:10
4 PEREGRINE 8:58
5 QUIET DIGNITY 6:37
6 THE EDGE 4:11
7 FIXING A HOLE 7:26
8 DREAMSCAPE 7:16
9 WILL IT NEVER END?

Performers:

Wellstone Conspiracy:
BRENT JENSEN - soprano saxophone
BILL ANSCHELL - piano
JEFF JOHNSON - bass
JOHN BISHOP - drums

Production Info:

Produced by Wellstone Conspiracy
Recorded & mixed by Dave Dysart at Ice Station Zebra, Seattle, WA
Recorded on July 14, 2010
Mastered by Dan Dean at Dan Dean Productions
Cover photography by Chad Jarae
Band Photography by Daniel Sheehan
Cover Design by John Bishop


Reviews of Humble Origins

Jazz Society of Oregon (Kyle O'Brien)
This (mostly) Seattle group lives in the modern jazz world, making original music that is somewhere between straight ahead and chamber jazz. Soprano saxophonist Brent Jensen, pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer John Bishop are all veteran musicians, and the interplay is tight, letting the group move as a quartet, and allowing th ...

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