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The ensemble DRIFT is an acoustic jazz quartet that focuses on through-composed music. As opposed to the head-solos-head format of conventional small group jazz, many of QUAD's works do not repeat forms, but are composed start to finish with solos sections built within the piece. Influences/inspirations are drawn from Bela Bartok, Miles Okazaki, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler. All compositions and arrangements for DRIFT are by Dave Cooper composed within 2018-19.
David Cooper (trumpet), Tom Gulliom (tenor sax), Chris Rottmayer (piano), Matt Endres (drums), Nick Moran (bass).
Live-streamed performances can be viewed on Facebook:
And on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtLitLab
Winter Dig Jazz 2021 is a series presented by Madison Music Collective, Arts + Literature Laboratory, and the Wisconsin Union Theater showcasing new, original music by local jazz artists.