|Alex Ritz-drums, Bobby Avey-piano, Dave Wilson-saxophones and Tony Marino-bass.|
"Between Wilson’s depthful playing on tenor and soprano saxophones, Avey’s rhythmically charged comping and expansive soloing on piano and the consummate rhythm tandem hookup between bassist Marino and drummer Ritz, there is a great deal of magic indeed happening throughout There Was Never."
Contributor to Down Beat and Jazziz
The Quartet's latest CD is There Was Never was released on New York based ZOHO Music Nov 6th, 2015. Recorded and engineered by Kent Heckman at world renowned Red Rock Studios, Saylorsburg, Pa in February of 2015, the disc features an all-star lineup of Bobby Avey-piano, Tony Marino-bass, Alex Ritz-drums (members of the Dave Liebman Group).
The disc features nine tracks, six original compositions plus exciting interpretations of The Grateful Dead’s "Cassidy" from their 1981 album Reckoning, the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" from their land mark 1966 LP Pet Sounds, and the 1935 Gershwin classic "Summertime".
"After a strong showing on 2010’s acclaimed Spiral, saxophonist, bandleader, composer, and educator Dave Wilson goes into even deeper waters on There Was Never. With the exciting young pianist Bobby Avey (a 2011 Thelonious Monk Competition winner) elevating the proceedings alongside Alex Ritz on drums and Wilson’s frequent collaborator Tony Marino on bass, Wilson leaps to a new level on his superb ZOHO debut."