Formed in 2000, No Sale Value has evolved into one of the most exciting bands on the East Coast new music scene. The band was formed by saxophonist and composer Pat Donaher, and features trumpeter Matt Shulman, DJ Industrial Average, bassist Tom Mason, and drummer Chris Vatalaro. They are joined on the album by violinist Jenny Scheinmann and trombonist Tim Albright. Shaped in performances at New York's legendary Knitting Factory, the band has performed up and down the east coast, and is planning to tour nationally in 2004. Members of No Sale Value bring a wildly diverse base of experience to the group. Each active on several of the music scenes in New York, members have played with artists as accomplished and stylistically far-flung as Joe Henderson, Steve Vai, and Bernard Haitink. Nu Currency truly defies genre. Mining the experimental spirit of early fusion with the sonic world of electronica and the rhythms of drum'n'bass, the music travels into a world truly it's own. Split between members' original music and free improvisations, nu currency explores territory few bands dare to venture into, from breakbeat to Gregorian to freebop in a heartbeat. The album was co-produced by Donaher and Michael Cain, keyboardist and producer for Meshell N'Degeocello and Jack DeJohnette, and reflects their wide open esthetics and commitment to groove.