Detroit Bop Quintet – Two Birds

Detroit Bop Quintet – Two Birds

March 12, 2018

Dwight Adams: trumpet
Pete Mills: saxophone
Rick Roe: piano
Paul Keller: bass
Nate Winn: drums

Produced by Ron Skinner

Is it possible to recreate a classic Jazz recording in modern times? The answer: with some hard work, a little luck and a great band – Yes!

On Two Birds, TQM Recording Co. and Detroit Bop Quintet pay tribute to the great Charlie Parker and his quintet made up of Miles Davis, Max Roach, Tommy Potter and Duke Jordan and the legendary recording they made at United Sound Systems in Detroit on December 21st 1947.

Parker was in Detroit to perform with his quintet and back Sarah Vaughan at the El Sino Club. With a recording strike looming, Savoy Records got them into the closest studio to record some sides.

As one of the world’s first independent recording studios, United Sound Systems has a wonderfully rich history, serving artists from John Lee Hooker to Jackie Wilson, Bob Seger to MC5, The Rolling Stones to Aretha Franklin, Issac Hayes to Parliament-Funkadelic to Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The Detroit Bop Quintet was assembled specifically for this United Sound Systems session in Detroit. The band is made up of four of Detroit’s nest Jazz musicians and Saxophonist Pete Mills from Columbus, Ohio that says he is proud to be called an honorary “Detroit-er”.

Worldwide Release Date: April 20th, 2018