Led by David Weiss on trumpet, New Jazz Composers Octet is a highly respected composers collective, which also served as the band for the late Freddie Hubbard for seven years. Their passionate rendering of groundbreaking compositions and arrangements retains firm roots in tradition and has established the group as an influential gathering of musicians.
[This is the] sound of the new jazz mainstream. --The New York Times
[They] stretch hard bop's kind-of-unstretchable formula. --Village Voice