Chad McCullough: Spin Quartet

December 10th, 2014


Chad McCullough: Spin Quartet were presented by the 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival at Town Hall on October 31st. I really enjoyed their show.
Four modern jazz artists coming together to weave their stories, intertwine their art, and push forward in new directions – the Spin Quartet is a creative vehicle for saxophonist Geof Bradfield, trumpeter Chad McCullough, bassist Clark Sommers, and drummer Kobie Watkins to seamlessly blend as composers and instrumentalists of the highest caliber.

Spin Quartet features another triumphant Seattle return in Chad McCullough, the Seattle-reared trumpeter, and member of the Origin Records crew, who is now based in Chicago and gaining international recognition as, “a thoughtful improviser with technique to spare” (

Though the four are considered rising jazz stars, they are also seasoned sidemen, associated with revered artists like Sonny Rollins & Kurt Elling, to name just a few.

This is music with purpose and sound with intent, by artists who work together to shape and define the music. The forward-looking melodic sensibility is steeped in tradition, but the in-the-moment dialog keeps listeners engaged and on their toes.



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