This tightly knit ensemble brings an identifiable sound and singularity of purpose. Featuring original compositions by saxophonist Mike Lee and co-leader, Ted Chubb, the band is firmly steeped in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries rhythmically and harmonically. The instrumentation of trumpet, tenor saxophone, bass and drums allows much room for experimentation unhindered by a chordal voice such as piano or guitar. In addition to Lee on tenor and Chubb on trumpet, New Tricks features the stellar rhythm section of Kellen Harrison on bass and Shawn Baltazor on drums. These young musicians are known for their compelling groove as individuals and when working together.