As of late Art has switched his instrument of choice to the flumpet. The flumpet is a custom instrument designed for him by David Monette. The flumpet combines the straight forward distinctively brassy sound of the trumpet with the tender intimate sound of the flugelhorn. What a sound! Art asserts, "What I like about the flumpet is the wide range of dynamics. If you play a trumpet softly, you lose the sound. With the flumpet I can be more interpretive and creative." In this live performance we capture Art and his seasoned sidemen in rare form letting the rhythms free-flow around polished melodies. The performance opens up with Monk's "I mean you", the group swingin' along this catchy tune, laying a foundation to this classic display of traditional jazz favorites. On the Harold Land written piece "Rapture", we are introduced to a peaceful melody of piano into bass into sax into flumpet creating a blend of sound not easily matched. Art and Harold Land (Tenor Sax) take turns exchanging the graceful lead each showcasing without showboating while giving the audience a musical experience to touch the soul of the music lover in all of us. If you are a lover of great live energetic jazz, then check this one out! Enjoy the jazz!