This is one of about a dozen records I’ve made with Dave Matthews’ fantastic Manhattan Jazz Orchestra. In spite of its name, the band has only ever performed live on long, lavish concert tours of Japan where it has a tremendous following. We get to record a new CD every 18 months or so, mostly sight reading charts at the date and it has been a pivotal experience for me and my own playing development. The almost unbelievable Trumpet section alone is worth the price of admission. Featured here is an original by Dave, Song For Edward.