by virtuoso bassist Stacy Starkweather and brilliant drummer Gabe Jarrett, the
trio plays with a bouyancy and compatability that make the music exciting and
and Starkweather have both played in "Bad Hat," a side project with
several members of the Burlington band Phish. Starkweather is also a member of
Michael Ray's Cosmic Krewe, and a member of Peter Apfelbaum's Hieroglyphic
Ensemble in its formative years of the late '70s. Jarrett is the youngest
member of the group at 25, yet more than holds his own.Festival in New York.
The group's live show is hot hot hot!
a review of the JMP's appearance at the 1996 Newport Jazz Festival at Saratoga,
James Lamperetta writes "The JMP presented an interesting and eclectic set
that changed the minds of many about the jazz potential of the mandolin. The
mandolin looked much like a toy in the hands of the group's leader and
mandolinist Jamie Masefield, but he nonetheless cajoled a pastiche of color and
emotion from the instrument. The group performed original compositions with an
international flavor, such as 'Mandaneon,' inspired by legendary Argentinian
jazz musician Astor Piazzolla. The group's set-closing treatment of
Khatchaturian's 'Sabre Dance' was most impressive."
Jamie Masefield, Acoustic and elec. mandolin, Charango, tenor banjo; Stacey
Starkweather, elec. & acoustic bs, effects, mellotron; Gabriel Jarrett,
1. The Country Open, 2. Monkey Blake, 3. Mandoneon, 4. Ballad for Trio, 5. The
Opera, 6. Nozani Na, 7. The Gourd, 8. Milestones in the Sunshine, 9. Contois,