Joining Napoleon are Ehud Asherie on organ, Pete Van Nostrand on drums, Josh Brown on trombone, Justin Ray on trumpet, and Frank Basille on baritone saxophone. Usually the three-horn configuration includes a tenor saxophone, but Napoleon has been experimenting with something new. I want to voice things a little lower and get a darker fuller sound," he says. The baritone saxophone gives me that."
In August, the Detroit Jazz Festival brought Napoleon's sextet to Cliff Bells, a club in Detroit, for the Budweiser Pre-Fest. There, he began to develop some of this music. He will add some new songs on this date.
Napoleon, a member of the Freddy Cole Quartet, has been working on the project when there are breaks in Cole's touring schedule. For more information, please visit our website.