Bob McKewen is a native of the South Bronx, New York, and has lived in San Diego for 50 years. After a long career playing in pit orchestras at shows, circuses, rodeos and just about anything you can name, he has broken the chains which bound him to the written arrangement and has embraced jazz joyfully. Bob has played with the Bob Crosby Orchestra, the Dixie Hasslers, the South Market Street Jazz Band, the High Society Jazz Band and he currently travels the Jazz Festival circuit with the Chicago Six... Richard James, originally from Queens, New York left the east coast in 1965 and has resided in San Diego ever since. Adept on the bass as well as piano, Richard plays both on this CD and in addition, programmed the drum tracks using his extensive collection of drum and percussion samples. He looks forward to many creative projects in his studio, where this album was recorded.