Gary Monheit, piano Dan Krimm, fretless bass Gary Monheit

    Dan Krimm
fretless bass

"Monheit's music is illuminating and yet very personal. The audience is captured."
-- Linell Smith, Baltimore Sun

"The seven original compositions here represent different periods in Krimm's growth from 1978 to 1981, and his accomplished playing on them is enough to make even Jaco sit up and take notice. ... This is a gifted bassist who bears watching."
-- Bill Milkowski of Downbeat, "Sentience" liner notes

Gary Monheit and Dan Krimm have been playing jazz together off and on since their college days in the mid-70s, when they were both inspired by the explosion of new musical possibilities of the era.

The new ground blazed by pianists like Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea and bassists like Jaco Pastorius and Eddie Gomez expanded the stylistic potentials of these instruments, and of the music generally.

After several years living in different metropolitan areas, they reconnected in the Bay Area in 2006 joining the Fortune Smiles quintet, and are now playing as a duo, recapturing and extending the rapport that first emerged over 35 years ago.

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