For the past decade vocalist Miles Griffith and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens have been working together in a variety of projects including \'The Songbook Project\' and \'New Ting\' both of which feature a combination of original music and arranged jazz standards. This new Griffith/Stevens Quartet project builds on this long-standing musical relationship and includes the brilliant Swiss drummer Dieter Ulrich and one of the premier bassist/composers in improvised music today, Peter Herbert from Austria. This multi-cultural quartet performs a combination of original music, improvised music, and standard jazz repertoire. The quartet just finished their second European tour in February 2008 and will touring Europe again in January 2009. The \'Songbook\' CD features 9 original compositions by pianist Michael Jefry Stevens. Mr. Stevens is known for his work with the Fonda/Stevens Group and the Conference Call Quartet, among other projects. This CD includes \'Sweet\' Sue Terry on saxophones, Kevin McNeal on guitar, Rob Garcia on drums, Miles Griffith on voice, Peter Herbert and bass and Michael Jefry Stevens on piano.