"A sumptuous, big band date that plays it straight and digs deep into some emotional territory, this is a solid bet for ears on the prowl for a true listening experience where no punches are pulled and the hits land triumphantly."
- Chris Spector, The Midwest Record
"The Bitter Suite" is a story told in song — a love story through the seasons.
In summer the romance is fresh, new and passionate, like the heat and excitement of the sunshine. In autumn our lovers have been together for years and settled into deep, cozy familiarity like the warm colours and hearty meals of fall. In winter the relationship has started to die, and like a world muted by heavy snowfall, our main character is numb and clinging to any shred of warmth. And as spring arises and the world awakens each year, our character vividly remembers the spring long ago that she met her lost love.
Jocelyn Barth / voice
Marie Goudy / trumpet & voice
Brad Eaton / trumpet & flugelhorn
Matt Woroshyl / alto & soprano saxophone
John Nicholson / tenor saxophone & voice
Conrad Gluch / baritone saxophone
Charlotte Alexander / French horn
Paul Tarussov / trombone
Zach Smith / trombone
Chris Platt / guitar
Josh Smiley / piano
Alex Lakusta / bass
Keagan Eskritt / drums
Andrés Gándara / vihuela