Transmit is the second album from the Steve Lacy repertory band Ideal Bread. The band is excited to be playing at Cuneifest's Jazz Day (November 20, 2011 at Metro Gallery) , Cuneiform Records' two-day avant garde music festival label showcase in Baltimore. This quartet of expert improvisers is made up of four strong players, all considered notable up 'n' comers to watch on the modern jazz scene. Steve Lacy is considered one of the 3 greatest soprano saxophonists of all time and is a modern jazz legend, but his many compositions have not found the kind of favor in the repertoire as it deserves. Founded in 2006, the group consists of leader and baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton, trumpeter Kirk Knuffke, bassist Reuben Radding and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. Sinton studied with Lacy from 2002-2004 at the New England Conservatory, and upon moving to New York, would bring Lacy's music to many of his introductory jam sessions. "Not many people were playing Lacy's pieces in New York at that time," states Sinton. "Really, it had to do with the paucity of scores, and that no one was transcribing what didn't exist in score." Sinton proceeded to do just that, amassing a formidable library of transcriptions from which Ideal Bread draws inspiration. The music is a continual source of challenge and inspiration to Sinton and the group;; they adhere to Lacy's unique vision while giving each composition new life with their unique approach. They approach Lacy's rarely covered compositions with wit and swing; this is 'freebop' at its finest.
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