Jake Breaks - Breaksy
Jacob B. began the long drive just a few blocks off the Garden State Highway in a Highland Green Ford Mustang. For three days he drove west with a crate of records, two 1200 turntables, a mixer and a bag of clothes. He arrived in Oakland Friday afternoon, played a few shows and a late-night rave.
On Saturday between gigs we recorded. Sunday he left at 5 am, gone as quickly as he arrived. We shared information but his number was soon disconnected, emails bounced.
So thanks for inspiring us all and Jake Breaks is dedicated to you. Joining the band are Throttle Elevator Music writers Gregory Rustall Howe, Matt Montgomery, and Ross Djangist Howe. Also featuring Thomas ‘Tomcat’ McCree, Doug Rowan, Tim Hyland, and Michael ‘Rinni’ Rintabone.
COUNT ME IN 3.58
HYLAND GREEN 3.20
APPROACHING THE MYSTICAL 3.50
THE COSMIC CLUB 3.33
SLICED BRED 3.20
SHADE STREAMING 4.20
BAR SCENE 4.58
DAY OF THE QUIKA 5.40
Doug Rowan is an American Saxophonist who has toured, recorded, and performed with many well known artists, including: Boz Scaggs, Average White Band, and the Pacific Mambo Orchestra. He plays flute tenor and baritone saxophone, and is a primary member on all five Wide Hive Players albums.
Gregory Howe founded Wide Hive Records in 1996. While primarily active as producer, mixer, and composer, Howe also performs guitar, synthesizer, turntable, voice and percussion on many recordings. From 1996 to 2011 Howe recorded and released albums for Dissent, Calvin Keys, Phil Ranelin (Pharoah Sanders, Henry Franklin, Big Black), Wide Hive Players and the incomparable artist and guitarist Larry Coryell.
Matt Montgomery plays the bass, writes music, and plays piano/keyboards. He has performed and/or recorded with Faye Carol, Calvin Keys, Larry Coryell, Mark Levine, Phil Ranelin, singer/songwriters Cass McCombs, Greg Ashley, Adam Stephens (of Two Gallants), Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli, and many more.
Bammy-winning Mike Rinta was the featured trombonist with Sly & The Family Stone, John Lee Hooker Jr., Variable Unit, Calvin Keys, Harvey Mandel, and Brass Monkey Brass Band, Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. Mike has played with a myriad of accomplished bands and musicians, and has toured North America and Europe with Michelle Shocked and also the Dynatones.
Ross Howe is a Bay Area guitar player and music educator. He performs with several gypsy jazz ensembles in and around the San Francisco Bay Area but mainly leads his own band The Yacht Club of Paris. His playing incorporates elements of the classical tradition with the vocabulary of modern jazz. Ross was named "Jazz in the Neighborhoods "Rising Star" in 2015.
Tim Hyland was an American Trumpet and flute player and musical educator. Known for his work with ZaZu Pits Memorial Orchestra, Dissent, and The Wide Hive Players. Tim began by playing with Bay Area funk band Extension 5 and continued playing with incredible groups in the Bay for more than thirty years. In his final years Tim was also the conductor of the Albany High Jazz Band, where he taught for a decade.