“As long as there is democracy, there will be people wanting to play jazz because nothing else will ever so perfectly capture the democratic process in sound. Jazz means working things out musically with other people. You have to listen to other musicians and play with them even if you don’t agree with what they’re playing. It teaches you the very opposite of racism and anti-Semitism. It teaches you that the world is big enough to accommodate us all.”
In the 1980’s Wynton Marsalis led the charge of the “Young Lions” movement and resurrected classic acoustic jazz, which lay dormant under the electric syth and fuzz of the late sixties and seventies. Today’s Runner Standard Time, Vol 1 is a throw back to the future of Jazz, a tribute and renaissance to its forefathers.