Phil Palonen Project
'I wanted to provide the listener with a spectrum of jazz ranging from swing to funk and even a non-structured free piece. By good fortune, we were able to have Lew Soloff join us on the session. His interpretation of melody and witted solos certainly added depth to this collection. Key points of interest are: the brooding melody on The Rest, trading of measures between trumpet and guitar on Drift and Sigh (it is wild!), the cool funk rhythm of The Fresh and the interplay between all the members on Six Little Songs. As the session went on, we were all able to create music with joy and humor which hopefully shows in the music. If you love jazz, then there is something here for you.' -Phil Palonen.