Old Time Musketry plays a joyous music that draws on the exuberant spirit of early jazz, the poignant melodies and soulful grooves of rock and folk music, the energy and spontaneity of free improvisation, and a willfully experimental attitude towards combining these elements into a unique vision of American music.
The members of the band are Adam Schneit on saxophone and clarinet, Phil Rowan on bass, Max Goldman on drums, and JP Schlegelmilch on piano and accordion.
Since 2009, Old Time Musketry has been performing often in the New York City area and has toured widely in the Northeast and Mid-West. The band released their critically-acclaimed debut album, Different Times, on the newly-launched SteepleChase LookOut label in the fall of 2012.
For up-to-date news about the band please visit www.oldtimemusketry.com
Press for Different Times
“4 stars“…”Old Time Musketry weaves through a variety of musical styles, never binding themselves to a single idea while asserting their own identity.”
–Jon Ross, DownBeat Magazine
“Old Time Musketry seems to be about…confounding expectations; not just going to unexpected places, but finding something unexpected in places that might be seem all too familiar. Different Times is a beautifully realized snapshot of a fully matured band with massive compositional and instrumental chops, and, most importantly, some very interesting ideas.”
–Dave Wayne, All About Jazz
“…a subtle yet engaging new release…The group’s idiosyncratic sound palette touches on klezmer, free jazz, R&B and sepia-toned marches.”