Daggerboard: The Last Days of Studio A
10 New Songs From Throttle Elevator Music with Kamasi Washington members Erik Jekabson and Gregory Howe. Taking off from Throttle’s Final Floor released in 2020, "Daggerboard Last Days of Studio A" lands closer to a main vein of Jazz.
The album includes many of the same players as "Throttle Elevator Music featuring Kamasi Washington": Mike Hughes on Drums, Mike Blankenship on keys and featuring Roger Glenn on Vibes (Donald Byrd) and Kasey Knudsen on Saxophone.
Recorded at Fantasy Studios Studio A one week before it closed, the music has a dreamy landscaped that wanders down eerie back streets.
- JOURNEY DOWN PARKER 8.16
- RABBIT TRAP 5.08
- CHORDELIA 5.49
- LAST DAYS OF STUDIO A 3.05
- ELYSE’S DANCE 5.12
- CONDUCTING POPPIES 4.53
- HEROINE’S PORTRAIT 5.58
- FROM FANTASY TO REALITY 6.32
- WHERE’S ONE 6.22
- STEAK OUT 4.28
Erik Jekabson is a freelance trumpet player, composer, arranger and educator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has toured with Illinois Jacquet, John Mayer, Galactic, and has performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman.
Gregory Howe is a producer, engineer, musician and owner and founder of Wide Hive Records. Howe is an accomplished producer who has released over thirty albums through Wide Hive Records.
Kasey Knudsen is a San Francisco-based saxophonist, composer, and educator and leader of the KK Group, a septet focusing on original music and arrangements. She also co-leads The Permanent Wave Ensemble, an octet dedicated to performing and arranging the music of Carla Bley; The RW3 Trio along with bay area drummer Jon Arkin; and The Holly Martins with vocalist Lorin Benedict and guitarist Eric Vogler.
Mike Blankenship is a Bay Area based keyboardist and artist currently composing and performing regularly with Michael Franti and Spearhead. He has also written and performed with Sheila E., Lauryn Hill and Ledisi.
Michael Hughes is an American drummer living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He studied drumming at L.A. Music Academy with Joe Porcaro and Ralph
Humphrey and spent a decade performing in LA with artists such as Tal
Wilkenfeld, Frank Gambale, and Robben Ford. He is the drummer on "Heavy Feel" by Larry Coryell as well as Throttle Elevator Music's "Area J" and "Jagged Rocks" featuring Kamasi Washington.
Recognized as a master flute and vibraphone player, Roger Glenn has played and recorded with such giants of Jazz and Latin music as Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Mann, Cal Tjader and Rosemary Clooney, to name just a few.