Drummer, composer, and producer Andrew Munsey takes the lead in a debut as bandleader on High Tide. His prior works as a producer have been described as “a magnetic audio experience” (All About Jazz) while his sometimes unconventional mixing approach has been called “an ingenious use of the medium” by the New York Times’ Nate Chinen. On High Tide, Munsey’s compositions are forefront in an ambitious record by his quintet of longtime collaborators Steph Richards, Ochion Jewell, Amino Belyamani, and Sam Minaie, an A-list ensemble of players on the Brooklyn jazz scene. Ranging from modern, angular, and groove-driven, as heard on the title track, to cooly austere on Schema, the group navigates a breadth of musical sound worlds, sometimes with poise and other times with abandon, showing a deep interconnectedness and shared concept of time throughout.
Available digitally and on LP August 30, 2019.