Debut recording by Glazz Ensemble featuring some favorites and original compositions.
In loving memory of Daniel Denk.
released April 1, 2012
Recorded July 16 and November 27, 2011,
the School House, Northbrook, IL.
"Straight Life" recorded June 4, 2011,
L'Eiffel Bistrot, South Barrington, IL.
Produced by Bryan Kyrouac and Billy Denk.
Engineered and mixed by Bryan Kyrouac.
Artwork and design by Billy Denk.
Mastered by Jason Ward,
Chicago Mastering Service, Chicago, IL.
Billy Denk | guitar
Curt Johnson | piano
Bryan Kyrouac | saxophones
Jim Seidel | bass
Graham Butler | drums & percussion
John Nelson | trumpet
Keith Nowickas | percussion
Thank you to these fabulous people!
Erin Denk, Tessa Fisher, Daniel Denk, Jerald and Betty Denk, Wesley Reeves, Deniss, Sharon, Naoimi, Adam and Abigail Kyrouac, Frank and Marnee Ardito, Holly Harris, Manfredo Fest, Craig Najjar, Steve Cooper, Mary Lu Seidel, Allen and Su Butler, Thomas Takayama, Robert Honesty, Christine Gilmer, John Nelson, Nicole Honesty, Boib Lipar, Judith Honesty, Michael Eisele, Julie Gibson, Roger Benson, Linda Noggle, Jermey Montoto, Phil Ciancio, Tom Eifert, Chris Keyes, John Vana, Cary Jacobs, Mark Colby, Paul Horvath, Phil Harvey, Jason Ward, Joe Cramer, Sue Olson, Mary Ervin, Gary Rukin, John Weber, Cortez Bryson, David Childress, Lowell Koester, Frank Ferru, Dale Hopper, Daniel Villarreal, Joe Tortorici, Paul Abella, WDCB 90.9 FM.
...and all friends and family we may have missed!
Billy Denk is a composer and musician exploring sounds in ambience, jazz, and improvisation. He is a founder of the Jazz on the Square education and performance organization, and creator of the Northern Sky Jazz Show.
This recording displays its inspirations vividly, yet is filled with originality in composition, performance and improvisation. One discovers new layers of sound...and thought...upon each listen. Billy Denk