“At first, in music, there are open fields, oceans, forests. Later they build structures, edifices of harmonic and melodic materials, walls. Rhythm is solid, inflexible, stone. Oceans freeze, forests are razed for lumber and paper is filled with arcana, math, absolutes are found. Much later, time, duress, the elements and conflicts erode these structures. Cities become ruins, melting oceans create rivers which create new forests of fresh sound from the black soil of The Tradition. The harmonic walls that once stood here are now as lines on the road. Harmonies and melodies go where they will, unimpeded but informed by the past. This is where the Breiwick / Velleman Duo roams. These musicians have passed through evolutions as musicians, personal epochs of musical development. Both are deeply rooted in the holy language of American music. Some call it jazz. Both can hit the changes, any changes at damn near any tempo. Jamie is a master musician who has attained at a very young age for this art. There is nowhere he cannot move in the physics of this world, the world of Music. He will modestly dispute this, but his work causes involuntary profanities to come from otherwise puritanical conversationalists. ‘Holy S***’. Barry is an architect. Barry is an intergalactic musical traveller. He has been there, done that, done there, been that. Barry can turn an uninterested, boisterous mob into a congregation of hungry listeners, accepting his phrases and inventions eagerly. Jamie will tell you that Barry is the Master. Jamie is right.” 

– Steve Peplin 

credits

released January 1, 2012 
Jamie Breiwick – trumpet 
Barry Velleman – piano 

recorded 6/19/2011 
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dan Gnader at eDream Studios 
Milwaukee, WI

Published by Jamie Breiwick

Jamie is regarded as one of South-Eastern Wisconsin’s most in-demand and versatile trumpet players. Jamie has shared the stage with many nationally recognized musicians including: Arturo O’ Farrill, Dan Nimmer, Joe Sanders, Matt Ulery, Steve Houghton, Brian Lynch, Pete Zimmer, Rob Wilkerson, Rick Germanson, Tony Barba, Jon Faddis, and Dan Kinzelman. Jamie has performed with Grammy nominated R & B artist Eric Benet, and was featured live in performance for the taping of his recent music videos, “The Hunger” & “You’re the Only One”. Jamie has also performed with the Barcelona-based band Brazzaville led by David Brown (Beck), and comedian Bob Newhart. In 2005, Jamie was the featured artist on the nationally syndicated NPR show “Says You “. Jamie’s main projects currently are the band Choir Fight and leading his own quartet/quintet. As an educator, Jamie has been the Director of Bands at Maple Dale School in Fox Point, WI since 2002. In addition to being a full-time band director, he is on the faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Cardinal Stritch University, and has recently been added as an adjunct instructor of Jazz Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In 2010 he became one of the co-founders of the Milwaukee Jazz Vision, an organization guided by the purpose of advancing jazz music in the greater Milwaukee area.

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