Just Released has been together for almost three years now but has finally found the right blend of sounds to bring you 'The Grease'. With influences from traditional jazz, hip hop, funk, soul and R&B Just Released pushes the envelope and is defining the Neo-Jazz movement. ---Michael Malone (Saxophone, EWI, Samples, Composer) has been playing the saxophone for over 20 years. First professional gig at age 15. Has played with Cindy Blackmon (former drummer Lenny Kravitz) Othello Mollineaux (Weather Report) Pianists Billy Childs and Marcus Roberts, and guitarist Mark Whitfield. Toured the world with Jazz organ legend Jimmy Smith for three years. Was a founding member and composer in the Austin, TX based group Blaze for 5 years which toured Asia. Has been a sideman on numerous CD projects. Currently leads Just Released. --Micheal Stevens (Bass) attended the schools of music at The University of Texas- Austin, and Howard University in Washington D.C. Bassist/Composer- Performance, Instruction, Lecturer, Life-long student of music. He has performed and studied with musicians of note in various genres, Geri Allen, Vanessa Rubin, Len 'Boogsie' Sharpe, Jeff Majors, Dr. James Polk, Ron Brown and Pam Hart to name a few. Locally he can be seen performing with Ms. Dana Clark, Blaze, The Austin Jazz Workshop and weekly at Sullivan's Steakhouse ---Glenn Rexach (Guitar) has played guitar for 32 years and Bass for 24 years. He has played locally with Shawn Colvin, Tony Campise, tenor great Eddie Harris, world-renowned master Simon Shaheen, Dr. James Polk, The Gypsies, La Tribu and many others; in addition, he has toured with Will Taylor and Strings Attached, the Vanguards and Ta Mere. Glenn's recording credits include master drummer Terry Bozzio, Brannen Temple, Centzontle, Sue Young, Terry Bohness, Heather Bennett, and the Austin Jazz workshop. When he is not performing or recording, Glenn teaches at the Austin School of Music.
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