Reptet is a Seattle-based group consisting of six multi-instrumentalists: Samantha Boshnack (trumpets, vocals), Nelson Bell (trombone, tuba), Izaak Mills (tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute, vocals), Chris Credit (baritone sax, tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet), Tim Carey (double bass, bass guitar, banjo) and John Ewing (drums, percussion, vocals). One of the early exponents of the now booming Seattle jazz scene, Reptet's previous CD releases, Do This! (Monktail 2006) and Chicken or Beef? (Monktail 2008), gained world-wide recognition and led to the group's subsequent national and international tours. Many other Seattle bands followed suit and the world is just now waking up to the intensity, dynamism and esthetic of the new Seattle jazz scene.
At the Cabin is Reptet's premier release on Kansas City-based Artists Recording Collective (ARC). This is Reptet's fourth full length CD, and fifth release overall. It was recorded in June 2010 at a cabin in Index, Washington and produced by Reptet. Engineering, mixing and mastering was done by renowned Seattle music engineer Mell Dettmer (Eyvind Kang, Mr. Bungle, Skerik's Syncopated Taint) at Aleph Studios, Seattle. Artists Recording Collective provides a viable 21st Century Music Industry Platform for world-class talent. This internationally recognized professional recording label collectively promotes and facilitates the distribution and utilization of works created by its members (www.artistsrecordingcollective.info). The recording was made possible, in part, by a grant from Washington state's King County culturalservices agency, 4Culture.