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The debut album of the Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble, Forward was released in 2019 and features eight original jazz ensemble compositions. Guest artist on the album is drummer Clarence Penn, who is most well known for his work with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and Dave Douglas. The excellent band features many of the best jazz musicians in the Midwest. The full album is available for purchase on bandcamp.

All music composed by Paul Dietrich

Soloists on the tracks available above:

Rush: Russ Johnson (Trumpet) and Tony Barba (Tenor)

Forward II: Snow: Greg Ward (Alto)

Forward III: Roads: Dustin Laurenzi (Tenor)

Full personnel:

Reeds: Corbin Andrick, Greg Ward, Tony Barba, Dustin Laurenzi, Mark Hiebert

Trumpets: Chuck Parrish, Russ Johnson, Jessica Jensen, David Cooper

Trombones: Andy Baker, Jamie Kember, Kurt Dietrich, Tom Matta

Rhythm: Matt Gold, Carl Kennedy, John Christensen, Clarence Penn

Voice: Megan Moran

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