JQ Whitcomb – Trumpeter and composer J.Q. Whitcomb doesn’t just play jazz. He creates moods. From poignant, reflective tenderness to brash and boisterous exuberance, his compositions evoke adventures and romances, his trumpet playing the ever-adaptable thespian that commands every ear’s attention to the end. Tales of Enchantment (2014), is J.Q.’s second album as bandleader. Recorded in New York City, the album features J.Q.’s quintet Five Below in a new instrumentation playing all original arrangements. Except for an adaptation of the Depeche Mode 80s pop song Enjoy the Silence, all the pieces on the album are J.Q.’s original compositions. In this project, J.Q.’s writing has incorporated more odd meters to round out the modern compositional sound he has continued developing since the release of Airports, as well as exploring even more deeply the range of emotional textures the quintet setting can evoke. From the angular melodies in “Synapse” to the rich, luscious harmonies in “And the Rains Came”, this album brings listeners on an epic adventure, telling tales of faraway and most enchanting places. Tales of Enchantment is available for purchase on iTunes and other major online retailers.