Baritone saxophonist Frank Basile
has just released his third album as a leader: Modern Inventions.
. The recording features a sextet of frequent collaborators including trumpeter Fabien Mary
, tenor saxophonist Alex Hoffman
, pianist Ehud Asherie
, bassist David Wong
, and drummer Pete Van Nostrand
. Basile composed three original compositions for this date and penned all new arrangements specifically for this band. The recording was made right after a string of gigs the band did in New York City, and the music was well under everybody's belt by the time they hit the studio. I couldn't be happier with this recording," Basile says. This band is a pleasure to play with, and I feel that the music we recorded is an accurate representation of what I'm trying to express at this point in time."