The Stamm/Soph Project – Live at Birdland– Jazzed Media JM1006 – Marvin Stamm, trumpet & flugel; Ed Soph, drums; Bill Mays, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; special guest, John Abercrombie, guitar.  (tracks 3, 4, 7, 8)

A second outing for The Stamm/Soph Project, Live at Birdland, produced with co-partner drummer Ed Soph, showcases t Marvin Stamm’s working quartet. This CD features long-time band-mates pianist Bill Mays and bassist Rufus Reid with special guest guitarist John Abercrombie. Stamm says, “Working with these musicians always produces very special moments. None of us takes these events for granted or looks upon them as just another gig. Each of us really comes to play!”  John Abercrombie, an extraordinarily sensitive and gifted musician, joins the quartet on four of the eight tracks. Among the tracks are originals by Stamm, Mays, and Reid as well as one each by saxophonist Ted Nash and pianist Lars Jansson. Stamm says, “For me, performing with this group is a pinnacle of sorts because these are the guys with whom I want to play; they are my choice!”



  1. Svensson Melody Marvin Stamm 1:01
  2. Svensson MS solo Marvin Stamm 1:51
  3. Two As One Jack Courtner - New York Big Band 2003 Emarcy, recorded at Ladyland Studios, NYC on Sept. 5 2002 Marvin Stamm - Trumpet Bill Mays - Piano Rufus Reid - Bass Ed Soph - Drums Song Title Song Title 0:30
  4. Waltz for Mia Marvin Stamm 1:22
  5. Waltz for Mia MS solo Marvin Stamm 2:07
  6. When She Smiles Upon My Face Marvin Stamm 7:11