Released: October 19, 2018
Produced by Jon Sheckler
Engineered by Mike Gevaza
After debuting in 2014 with Cable Street, Jon Sheckler waited for the right time to record again. “I felt like my first record was more in line with other people’s ideas then my own. So I wanted to wait until I was 100% comfortable with the situation.”
After moving to New York in 2014, the pieces began to come together. Steve Denny became a regular member of the trio shortly after Jon arrived in New York. Aron Caceras joined soon after and a working trio was formed. “The biggest thing for me was to have a working band. You can always tell when a record is made with a working band because there is something different in the music.”
Pianist Steve Denny is an engaging leader in his own right. His debut Life in the Basement was praised as an “impressive debut” by Allaboutjazz.com. Bassist Aron Caceres is the youngest musician, but he already been an in demand sideman, working with Ryan Keberle, Jane Monheit, New York Voices, and Robin Eubanks.
Beginning in January 2017, this trio began its residency at Caffe Vivaldi. “Having the residency was a huge step for me. It gave me a place to test tunes out and to build something.” Working twice a month, the trio began to gel and move together. They began to play original tunes inside and out. As they grew musically, Jon began to see an opportunity. “We were really playing well and when I started to look at my book, I saw a lot of music I liked playing. I thought it might be time.”