Bobby Spellman

trumpeter, improviser, composer, educator

Revenge of the Cool NONET

Photo: Peter Gannushkin

Photo: Peter Gannushkin

Initially assembled to perform the timeless classics from the Birth of the Cool, the Bobby Spellman Nonet has evolved into a vehicle for Spellman’s colorful 21st Century compositions and arrangements, and a laboratory for his experiments in the Lydian Chromatic Concept.

In May of 2019, the group recorded their debut album featuring 8 new, original compositions for jazz nonet. The tracks were recorded by Tim Phillips at Virtue and Vice Studios in Brooklyn, NY, and the album will be available in late 2019.