Embracing jazz, rock, Brazilian, funk and world music sensibilities, Unit 1 takes the listener on a highly improvisational journey, creating modern interpretations of nine jazz Standards reminiscent of The Police, Tony Williams Lifetime, and Miles Davis’ Live Evil. Stand-out tracks include “Willow Weep for Me,” “St. Thomas,” and “Bemsha Swing.” This highly anticipated release features 70+ minutes of pure creative jamming interaction.
Unit 1 was recorded live from three performances at the club Bula in Newtown, NJ.
"Mark Egan’s über-versatile trio (with guitarist John Hart and drummer Karl Latham) reimagines bebop classics live with an East Coast edge." - Bass Player Magazine
"The record goes from a slow burn to a date with death velocity, with sounds you can hum all the way to oblivion" - John Shelton Ivany