Guitarist Scott Mercer suggested “Jazz Sounds” as the band’s working title, but said the band was just getting established and that they don’t play very often. But they do like to play, so finding a name really isn’t all that important – at least not yet.
But when Mercer’s friend and colleague Virgil Franklin joins in on bass guitar, and John Murphy keeps a steady rhythm with the drums, the sophisticated styles of jass standards take on a life of their own. The same song is rarely played the same way every time, allowing for the personal nuances of individual musicians to be expressed fluently.
Read more about Jazz Sounds on page 8 of our online issue.