“Jack Mouse flexes his gymnast-level flexibility, nailing spontaneous hemiolas and double-time spurts with taste, confidence and accuracy.”
-DownBeat Magazine

After decades of performing with some of the greatest names in jazz, drummer Jack Mouse finally gathered together a quintet of some of his longtime Chicago collaborators to put together this intriguing set of ten original compositions. With Art Davis on trumpet, Scott Robinson on woodwinds, guitarist John McLean, and two titan bassists splitting duties, Bob Bowman and Kelly Sill, Mouse’s well-seasoned group aesthetic receives a long overdue recording debut.

1 LaPorta 6:07
2 Slow Helen 8:03
3 Winterset 5:27
4 Hip Check 7:06
5 Raucous Caucus 7:12
6 The Breezeling 6:00
7 Mean Streak 6:43
8 Prairie Dance 4:09
9 Manne-rism 6:40
10 Loose Weave 6:20

SCOTT ROBINSON – tenor & soprano saxophones, flute
ART DAVIS – trumpet & flugelhorn
JOHN McLEAN – guitar
BOB BOWMAN – bass (3,4,6,7,8)
KELLY SILL – bass (1,2,5,9)
JACK MOUSE – drums
Produced by Janice Borla & John McLean
Recorded by Steve Yates at Tall Grass Studio, Naperville, IL
June 14 & 15, 2012
Mixed & mastered by Steve Yates
at Steve Yates Recording, Morton Grove, IL
Band photography by Bill Sosin
Cover design & layout by John Bishop\


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