Harley Card Sunset Ensemble

The Sunset Ensemble is a new initiative by Harley Card and David French, the leader/guitarist and saxophonist from Harley’s long standing quintet. After releasing three albums as a quintet over a career spanning twelve years, David and Harley had the idea to extend the band with the addition of some horn players who could help accent the different styles and influences expressed by the quintet, and help to broaden the palette of textures available for orchestration Alexander Brown (trumpet), Ted Crosby (saxophone), and Karl Silveira (trombone) all have unique gifts as musicians that share a kinship with the members of Harley’s quintet in different ways. So far, David and Harley have revisited some older material in Harley’s catalogue and written some fresh arrangements, but they already have many new ideas about the directions that the ensemble can move, including special guests and featuring the composing and arranging of other members of the band: David, Matt Newton (piano), and Dan Fortin (bass), all prolific composers in their own right.

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