The Window (download)


(This is the digital download. Buy the physical CD here.)

Straight-ahead originals plus long-loved classics by Hoagy Carmichael, Bill Evans, and Leonard Bernstein tell a wealth of stories on this critically acclaimed album. Dilley’s colorful compositions are fresh fodder for the playful counterpoint of trumpet player Cecil Carter and saxophonist Rob Hardt (Poncho Sanchez, Strunz & Farah), while drummer Gerry Gibbs shines on in-your-face fare like “P.S. II.” Tasteful tracks featuring bass are surprising and varied: passionately tender on the ballads “Stardust” and “Some Other Time;” and catchy and rhythmic on the popular bass/percussion duet “York Creek Exit,” a track licensed for numerous commercial applications worldwide.

“Joel Dilley is a bass player, one of the best in the West….He’s also a composer, co-leader of a couple of jazz aggregations, a noted sideman, a recording-studio operator and one of the most self-effacing musicians on the planet….’For me, the ideal thing is where everybody feels comfortable and speaks their mind,’ Dilley said. That’s exactly what happens on The Window…. As good an ensemble project as there is….It all works and works very well.” ––Jim Beal, Jr., San Antonio Express-News

Featuring Cecil Carter (trumpet, flügel horn, keyboard); Joël Dilley (basses); Gerry Gibbs (drums, percussion, piano); Rob Hardt (saxophones); Ron Wilkins (trombone, vocals); Tony Campise (saxophone)

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  1. York Creek Exit
  2. Dancing in The Dark
  3. Secrets I: The Dawn
  4. Secrets II: Labyrinth
  5. Off the Record
  6. Stardust
  7. Time Remembered
  8. A Wrinkle in Time
  9. Some Other Time
  10. The Window
  11. P.S. II
  12. Secrets III: Terra Incognita
  13. Placeres Desconocidos

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