RELEASED: April 13, 2013
ARTIST: Josh Rzepka
LABEL: Josh Rzepka Music
PRODUCER: Josh Rzepka, Jim Metzendorf
NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
Trumpet Genesis

The inspiration for this album came a few years ago when I decided that I wanted to record some tracks with one of my mentors, Kenny Davis. For years I had been going to his gigs and sitting in, calling at all hours to chat or ask advice, and learning from him while I attended Oberlin. It occurred to me that I had very few recordings of him, and that I wanted one with both of us on it so I could document our musical friendship and bond. I approached Tri-C’s Crooked River Groove Records about recording a project that included myself, Kenny, and Jackie, and it kind of took off from there. With Tri-C on board, I thought to myself, who else would I most love to record with? Who else has influenced me in such major ways? The answer was easy, so I contacted all of the trumpeters and rhythm section players who have influenced me the most and who I consider friends and mentors. These are all of the people who have taught me, and continue to teach me every time I hear them or have them on a gig. These are the people who I have admired and continue to admire for their musicianship, spirit, and knowledge. They have all encouraged me, inspired me, and helped in ways that I am still discovering. I would not be the player I am today without the influence of all of these musicians and I am completely grateful to all of them for being a part of this project.

Executive Producer, and Creator of Trumpet Genesis: Josh Rzepka

Line-up:

Trumpet Genesis Cover

 

  • TRUMPETS: JOSH RZEPKA, KENNY DAVIS, JACK SCHANTZ, MARCUS BELGRAVE, JOE MILLER, IAN INDORF
  • PIANO: DAVID THOMAS, JACKIE WARREN
  • BASS: PETER DOMINGUEZ
  • DRUMS: RON GODALE
  • PERCUSSION: SAMMY DELEON


Recorded at: Cuyahoga Community College On Oct 29th 2012, and Jan 14th (*) 2013.

Track 1.  Tin Tin Deo (Chano Pozo/Dizzy Gillespie) Arr. Josh Rzepka

Trumpets: Josh Rzepka, Jack Schantz, Marcus Belgrave, Kenny Davis
Piano: Jackie Warren
Acoustic Bass: Peter Dominguez
Timbales, Congas, Bongos, Guiro, Cowbell: Sammy DeLeon
Solos: Josh Rzepka, Jackie Warren, Marcus Belgrave, Jack Schantz

Track 2.  Super Blue (Bernard Ighner) Arr. David Thomas

Trumpets: Ian Indorf, Josh Rzepka, Kenny Davis, Jack Schantz
Piano: David Thomas
Electric Bass: Peter Dominguez
Drums: Ron Godale
Solos: Kenny Davis, Josh Rzepka, David Thomas

Track 3.   Blues For Wood (Woody Shaw) Arr. Josh Rzepka

Trumpets: Josh Rzepka, Joe Miller, Kenny Davis, Jack Schantz
Piano: David Thomas
Acoustic Bass: Peter Dominguez
Drums: Ron Godale
Solos: Jack Schantz, David Thomas, Josh Rzepka, Kenny Davis

Track 4.  Peace (Horace Silver) Arr. Josh Rzepka

Trumpets: Marcus Belgrave, Jack Schantz, Josh Rzepka, Kenny Davis
Piano/: Jackie Warren
Acoustic Bass: Peter Dominguez
Drums: Ron Godale
Solos: Marcus Belgrave, Jack Schantz, Jackie Warren

Track 5.  Sweet Clifford (Clifford Brown) Arr. Josh Rzepka

Trumpets: Joe Miller, Josh Rzepka, Jack Schantz, Marcus Belgrave
Piano: David Thomas
Acoustic Bass: Peter Dominguez
Drums: Ron Godale
Solos: Marcus Belgrave, Jack Schantz, David Thomas, Peter Dominguez, Ron Godale

Track 6.  Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard) Arr. Jackie Warren

Trumpets: Joe Miller, Josh Rzepka, Jack Schantz, Kenny Davis
Piano: Jackie Warren
Acoustic Bass: Peter Dominguez
Timbales, Congas, Bongos, Guiro, Cowbell: Sammy DeLeon
Solos: Joe Miller, Josh Rzepka, Kenny Davis, Jackie Warren

Executive Producer – Josh Rzepka
Recording Producer- Jim Metzendorf
Recording Engineer – Eric Koltnow, Andrew Veres
Assistant Engineer – Aaron Bryant
Edited by – Eric Koltnow, David Kennedy
Mixed by – Eric Koltnow, Josh Rzepka
Mastering – Eric Koltnow

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