A new plateau for Jazz in the New South has been hit by Solar Quintet with the release of new, original compositions spawned by the ensemble. From Fred's lyrical tribute to his mother, Beatrice - to Donald's disjointed, mixed metered innovation Consolamentum - to Elwood's latin-funk-rock-jazz mixture, Activation this band be-bops, rocks, swings and lunges through impeccably brilliant tunes to groove a new pathway for the art form in the deep South. If change is the only constant and creativity is fostered by change then this group of men have been in motion for some time now. This project is highly creative and filled with such variation of style and form that each listen reveals a new layer in the evolution of the groove. Enjoy every vibe and know that the heart and soul of these awesome musicians was injected into each tune, the crest of each phrase and the syncopation of each rhythmic pattern. Happy listening! Jan Hyatt.