The St. Louis-based record label MAXJAZZ has set July 15 as the release date for the latest CD from trumpet player Jeremy Pelt. Entitled November, the CD was recorded live to two-track and features Pelt's original compositions for an all-acoustic ensemble that includes saxophonist J.D. Allen, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Gerald Cleaver.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Pelt has recorded three previous CDs for MAXJAZZ and has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Rising Star award on trumpet in DownBeat magazine's annual Critic's Poll and the Young Composers.Award from ASCAP. When not leading his own bands, Pelt also plays with groups such as the Cannonball Adderly Legacy Band, led by drummer Louis Hayes, and the Wayne Shorter Big Band. Among many other upcoming gigs, Pelt and his Quintet will perform in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.