In the Loop marks tenor saxophonist Ted Nash's third compact disc and his second CD with jazz group Still Evolved. Band members Marcus Printup (trumpet), Ben Allison (bass), Frank Kimbrough (piano) and Matt Wilson (drums) all make return appearances.
The nine-track disc features original compositions influenced by Nash's travels with the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra with jazz great Wynton Marsalis, commissions by the Zenon Dance Co. in Minneapolis, Minn., and Cafe Dupra, a restaurant Nash describes as "a place where you can get a good caffeine fix and better dessert." The tenor saxophonist's musical educations pays off as he produces moving, innovative bebop compositions. Of course, being exposed to music at an early age through his father, trombonist Dick Nash, and uncle, reedman Ted Nash, has been fruitful and beneficial, as well.
Downbeat Magazine has recognized Nash as a rising star in the alto saxophone category from 2004-06 as well as a rising star in the tenor saxophone category from 2003-05.
Besides In the Loop,Nash can be heard on other projects, including Strange City's The Herbie Nichols Project, with Ben Allison on projects Third Eye, Medicine Wheel and Riding the Nuclear Tiger and projects A Love Supreme and Don’t Be Afraid, the Clown's Afraid, Too with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.