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OCTET is a New York-based music ensemble comprised of stellar instrumentalists performing contemporary compositions that push boundaries. OCTET is dedicated to collaborating with artists in a variety of disciplines, forging a unique, unheard and unseen intermingling of music and media in order to provide audiences an alternative music experience.
Contributing to the unique sound of OCTET is its instrumentation. Essentially, it is a scaled down big band using one each from the brass section plus rhythm: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums/percussion, piano, keyboard, vocals, and contrabass.
SAXOPHONE Demetrius Spaneas
TRUMPET Mike Gurfield
TROMBONE Alan Ferber
DRUMS/PERCUSSION Greg Zuber
PIANO Elaine Kwon
KEYBOARDS William Susman
CONTRABASS Eleonore Oppenheim
VOCALS Mellissa Hughes
Recorded at John Kilgore Sound, New York City by Josiah Gluck, March 17 & 18, 2011
Mixed at The Site, San Rafael, CA by Stephen Hart, assisted by Ana Sophia Dunham, April 25, May 2 & 6, 2011