Sacramento percussionist Alex Jenkins has a new album coming out. "Jumping Ship" features Alex Jenkins, a stalwart of the Northern California jazz scene, leading a session with fellow NorCal musician Gerry Pineda on bass and native Australian/recent New York transplant Jacam Manricks on alto and soprano saxes and alto flute.
The seven compositions that make up “Jumping Ship” – which were all written by Jenkins and arranged by the group - were recorded in one day with no overdubbing. We’ll talk with Jenkins about the new album and hear some music. A record-release party is scheduled this Saturday, Oct. 24, at Luna’s Café in Sacramento.