Days Before and After



There’s so much good music coming out of New York lately that it can be somewhat overwhelming. That said, one can’t do better than this. ★★★★½
– Paul Olson, All About Jazz

The melodies and judicious use of space is detectable on almost every track, and is reinforced by the smart structural features and fresh-faced lyricism of Rathbun’s tunes. ★★★½
– Downbeat

An outstanding set that should appeal especially to fans of jazz guitar. ★★★½
– Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

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Rathbun-Howard Quintet
Andrew Rathbun – reeds
Owen Howard – drums
Ben Monder – guitar
John Herbert – bass
Geoff Young – acoustic, electric, fretless bass

Recorded in Toronto, March 2004

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 & 9 composed by Andrew Rathbun

Tracks 3, 5, 7 & 8 composed by Owen Howard

© 2004 Fresh Sound Records