Saxophonist and composer Logan Strosahl has increasingly been involved in the myriad worlds of formal composition. His study of pre-1700's and contemporary composition has led his music far from his musical roots in jazz music. That isn't to say that jazz had been usurped; on the contrary, Strosahl's new recording, Sure, by his new ensemble, Spec Ops, is a vital reflection of his continued engagement with the tradition and future of that music. // Having grown up as somewhat of a saxophone prodigy in the Pacific Northwest, Strosahl has a deep connection to jazz and feels that no matter how far his musical interests have ranged, jazz will always be "home". He doesn't view jazz as a dogmatic music, though... to him as to many others, it has always been the music of improvisation, interaction, energy, intellect, and the blues; an omnivorous music at once "high" and "low," in-your-gut and in-your-head.