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    ISMS is a collection of original music by Philadelphia based trumpeter and composer, Elliot Bild. Liner notes by master bassist Mike Boone, and cover photos by Elliot Bild!

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Numb 10:31
Fighting 00:47
ISMS 11:25


Elliot Bild & The Zone's first release, ISMS, features all original compositions that are dialed in to highlight the unique instrumentation and voice of each musician involved. Together, through our collective sound and in the moment improvisation, we fell into an environment all our own.

In the liner notes, Mike Boone describes the music as "A nice balance of things learned in the classroom and on the bandstand in real time performance. I also hear, and feel the friendship and respect these guys have for one another. I’m taken to a special place, or ‘zone’ where there is a lot of honesty, humility, and hard swing in each tune. A musical ‘zone’ that is full of optimism, idealism, individualism, and spiritualism. The good ‘ism’s....." He goes on to say, "My favorite ‘ism’ on the list had the fewest letters. It was ‘prism’. A prism deals with light, and reflects it in various ways, right? To me, Elliot’s music is like a prism, where all the players shine, at different times, or all together, depending on how the light strikes it."

The Zone and I are eager for you to hear the art that we created on this live performance!


released November 25, 2020

Michael Hudson-Casanova; Alto Saxophone
Benjamin Karp; Guitar
Steven Perry; Vibraphone
Nicholas Salcido; Bass
Gusten Rudolph; Drums
Nicholas Lombardelli; Trombone (10)
James Santangelo; Piano (4)

All compositions written by Elliot Bild except for track 9.

Recorded Live at Chris's Jazz Cafe April 20, 2019
Recording Engineer; Sean Svadlenak
Live Sound/assistant recording engineer; Alex Schnitzer
Second assistant recording engineer; J Basmajian
Mixed by Sean Svadlenak
Mastered by Doug Raus at Turtle Studios
Elliot Bild Music BMI 2020

Design by Alec Meltzer and front cover photos by Elliot BIld
Band photos by Anthony Dean

Please visit; elliotbildmusic.com for more information


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Elliot Bild Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Originally from Chicago, trumpeter, educator and composer Elliot Bild has performed with the great bassist, Mike Boone at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC as well as the 2019 Philadelphia Center City Jazz Festival.

Bild has also performed with Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band, Don Braden, and Pablo Batista. Elliot appears on recent releases by Richard Hill, Lucas Brown and Nicholas Krolak.
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