1 Red Reflections 2 Kuumbwa Blues 3 Like a River 4 Sketch 5 The Outlaw 6 Myth of the Rainy Night 7 Take a Walk
Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn; Dave Ellis, Rob Scheps, tenor saxophone; John Heller, guitar; Trevor Dunn, Bill Douglass, bass; Scott Amendola, Alan Jones, drums; Ian Dogole, Nigerian udu. Recorded June 1994, and March, April and August 1995, at Banquet Sound Studios, Santa Rosa, California. Produced by Ian Dogole. Recording engineer Warren Dennis Khan. Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records. Art direction and design by Rex Ray. Photography by Adrian Ordeanana.
Dmitri Matheny's 1995 debut CD showcases the flugelhornist in his 20s, performing original compositions and classics by Horace Silver and Michael Brecker. The CD ranked in the national Gavin Top 40 and the CMJ (College) jazz radio charts, and was hailed by critics in JazzIz Magazine as one of the Top 10 Recordings of 1995. “The debut CD of flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny is an intricate, colorful, slowly whirling vortex that draws you in deeper with each listen. Smooth yet always intense, no matter what mood or tempo.” —Mike Ervin, JazzIz