Kirk Knuffke (trumpet) is a Colorado native and is perhaps best known as a member of Butch Morris’ Nu-Blu Orchestra. A former student of Hugh Ragin, Ron Miles and Wynton Marsalis, Kirk was formally educated at the University of Northern Colorado. In addition to Ideal Bread and his own Quartet/Quintet, he also plays with Kenny Wolleson, Sonny Simmons, Jeff Davis and many others.
Reuben Radding (contrabass) is one of the busiest bassists in improvised music. A member of the co-operative group Transit (with Jeff Arnal, Seth Misterka and Nate Wooley), Radding has also collaborated with Matt Bauder, Andrew Drury, Oscar Noreiga, and Matt Moran on recent releases. Some of his other collaborators include Daniel Carter, Marc Ribot, Denman Maroney, Jack Wright, Tatsuya Nakatani, Wade Matthews, Joe Giardullo and Peter Evans. The trio Crackleknob with Mary Halvorson and Wooley has a disc forthcoming on HatHut.
Tomas Fujiwara (drums) is a Bostonian and works frequently with Taylor Ho Bynum and Matana Roberts in their small groups and duos. A versatile musician, Tomas has also played in musicals as well as in the company of improvisers such as Anthony Braxton, David Murray, Stephen Haynes, William Parker, Roy Campbell, Warren Smith, Nate Wooley, Butch Morris and Vernon Reid.
Edited by MagicAlex61 on 16 Sep 2008, 16:34
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