Just Passing Through – The Birmingham Seven

Just Passing Through – The Birmingham Seven

Label: Summit Records

Release date: July '22

Catalog number: 799

Tracks:

Gotta Keep'em Guessin'
comp: Daniel Western
Ava's Dance
comp: Jon Noffsinger
Guard Donkeys
comp: Daniel Western
Read The Room
comp: Daniel Western
Postizo
comp: Rob Alley
More of the Same
comp: Daniel Western
The Wayfinder
comp: Gary Wheat
Diggin' The Dapples
comp: Daniel Western
Caught in the Middle
comp: Daniel Western
Green Lights For No One
comp: Daniel Western
Just Passing Through
comp: Daniel Western

An accessible horn sound, The Birmingham Seven (B7) is a straight-ahead jazz septet patterned after the small groups of the hard-bop era. The members of B7 are veteran performers who have worked together in various local, regional and national ensembles for 25+ years. Equally at home on club, festival, auditorium, and/or concert hall stages, the B7 has performed for wide, diverse audiences.

Rob Alley – Trumpet
Jon Noffsinger – Alto Saxophone
Gary Wheat – Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Western – Baritone Saxophone
Tom Wolfe – Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Chris Kozak – Double & Electric Basses
Michael Glaser – Drum Set

The members of the Birmingham Seven are veteran performers who have worked together in various local, regional, and national ensembles for over 25 years. They began performing together as the Birmingham Seven in 2006 and started recording together in 2012. Not only are they professional colleagues but they are also good friends. This creates a unique familial rapport in their music.