2017 release. For the past couple of years, Kolker has led a dynamic and wide-ranging trio featuring Billy Mintz, an outstanding drummer and composer with whom Kolker has played with regularly for years, and the brilliant guitarist Steve Cardenas. The empathetic interaction between the three musicians makes for fascinating, moving music. For this recording, Beckon, Kolker presents the trio along with a number of pieces featuring a woodwind ensemble. Kolker's overdubbing of woodwinds has been an important element of his recorded output.