Jazz trumpeter, composer and author Jeremy Pelt has certainly never shied away from themed albums so one might expect something cinematic from the enigmatically-titled Soundtrack. However, as Pelt himself explains, “I’ve certainly done plenty of concept albums, but in this case there’s nothing I’m on a soapbox about. It’s been a tough time for all of us, so let’s not worry about sending messages for a minute. Here we are playing some songs and having some fun.” Having fun the band may be but along the way they make some compelling jazz weaving a beguiling tapestry of kaleidoscopic colors with Pelt’s sultry and communicative trumpet to the fore.
Jeremy Pelt – trumpet, Chien Chien Lu – vibraphone, Victor Gould – piano, Vicente Archer – bass and Allan Mednard – drums