Bassist-composer Arthur Kell has a new recording by his Quartet on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, Jester. Kell has performed with a variety of contemporary jazz artists including Thomas Chapin, Bobbie Previte, Marc Ribot, Billy Bang, Bill McHenry, Guillermo Klein, Christian Howes, Art Baron, and Bruce Barth and since 1997 has led his own groups. Jester was recorded with his working group of Loren Stillman (alto saxophone); Brad Shepik (guitar) and Mark Ferber (drums) and is a follow-up to his prior BJU Records release Victoria - Live In Germany. Kell notes that most of the touring with his group has been in Europe, and he is pleased to have another recording “that captures the amazing spirit of all those tours.”
I received my review copy from a publicist for this release. Here is a clip of the Arthur Kell Quartet with Loren Stillman and Brad Shepik, but a different drummer.