The long-awaited debut album, "Threshold", from Chicago-based saxophonist Matthew Muneses, is set to release in early November 2015. The eight original compositions featured here (seven to Muneses's credit) comprise part of the core of Muneses's quintet repertoire - having been written, re-worked and performed for the past three years.
Wanting a sense of intimacy, Matthew enlisted a group of his most trusted sidemen and friends for this project - trumpeter Zubin Edalji, drummer Jay Sawyer, bassist Raviv Markovitz, and pianist Steven Feifke.
"This project for me was an opportunity to document a snapshot of an exciting time in my life, both musically and personally," says Muneses. "I felt that this was the right moment to document my writing and playing in an official way."
released November 1, 2015
All compositions by Matthew Muneses (MRMunesMusic, BMI), except "Folklore" by Zubin Edalji (Zubin Edalji Music)
Matthew Muneses - saxophone
Zubin Edalji - trumpet
Steven Feifke - piano, Fender Rhodes
Raviv Markovitz - bass
Jay Sawyer - drums and cymbals
Recorded on March 8, 2015 at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY
Engineered/Recorded by Michael Brorby
Mixed/Mastered by Manny Sanchez, IV Lab Studios, Chicago, IL
Produced by Adam Larson