freespace (JC1022)
Aha! Quintet


Personnel:
Steve Allee - piano
Steve Houghton - drums
Jeremy Allen - bass
Clay Jenkins - trumpet
Bob Sheppard - tenor and soprano saxophone, flute

Produced by
Steve Houghton and Steve Allee

TUNES

1. 3 Hip Mice
2.  Looking
3.  Silver Cloud
4. *Land of Another
5.  Fourth Street 
6.  Creepy Crawly
7.  Slim Jim
8.  Freespace
9.  Trio Rio
10. *Never Never Land

*by AHA! Trio

All songs composed by Steve Allee (AlleeOop Music Publishing, ASCAP), except “Never Never Land,” music by Jule Styne, lyrics Betty Comden, Adoph Green (Edwin H. Morris / MPL Music Publishing, Inc., ASCAP).

*Trio tracks recorded August 16, 2010, at Jazzville Studios, Nashville, IN. Engineered by Gary Mielke.

Quintet tracks recorded May 18 & 19, 2011, at Jazzville Studios, Nashville, IN. Engineered by Jake Belzer.

Mixed and mastered June 10 & 11, 2011, by Andy Waterman at Umbrella Media in Chatsworth, CA.

CD package design by James F. Dean.

Steve Allee would like to thank Steve Houghton for his vision in bringing the AHA! Quintet together! He has an instinctive “sixth sense“ in knowing what combination of musicians will have the perfect chemistry together. Voila! I’d like to also thank Steve, Bob, Clay & Jeremy for their extraordinary musicianship, helpful suggestions and wonderful sense of humor during the sessions. They set the bar very high!

Special thanks to Carol Allee, Jake Belzer @ Farm Fresh Studios, Gary Mielke @ Gary Mielke Studios, Mark Radway @ Radway Piano Service, Alan Johnson @ Alan Johnson Recording and Andy Waterman.

For more information on the artists:
Steve Allee  www.steveallee.com
Steve Houghton  www.houghtonmusic.com
Jeremy Allen  www.jeremyallen.org
Clay Jenkins  www.clayjenkins.net
Bob Sheppard  www.bobsheppard.net

Steve Houghton endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, and Remo drum heads.
Jeremy Allen uses D'Addario strings.
Clay Jenkins plays an Edwards trumpet.
Bob Sheppard endorses Rico Reeds.