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    NYC Veteran musicians, David Ambrosio and Russ Meissner present their debut recording together entitled MOMENTS IN TIME, released this spring on SteepleChase Recordings. Making music together for 20 years now, MOMENTS IN TIME showcases the music of these long time musical compatriots. It features four other stellar musicians including alto saxophonist and long time sideman in Paul Motion’s Trio +2 Loren Stillman, the amazing multi instrumentalist Matt Renzi, the incredibly versatile guitarist Nate Radley and subtly masterful pianist Leonard Thompson. The music on this recording represents decades of incredible music making and history between these internationally renowned musicians.

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“A finely textured album where the musical voices complement each other perfectly. Ambrosio and Meissner have penned the majority of the compositions that are rich on melodic hooks and narrative development. This record will put the spotlight on these two highly accomplished composers and players.” - Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz

“In this gorgeous, achieved music you hear the reward for the long chase, the endless chase for beauty; producing a perfection that so rarely happens, and can only be a product of so much shared knowledge.”- Peter Watrous, long-standing Jazz Critic for the NY Times

“Moments in Time is an excellent example of music that is both subtle and approachable, played by a sextet challenged by the compositions to create music that has emotional power.  This album is well worth getting lost in.” - Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

“Something about the balance of a collective and a subtle unifying energy is really making it for me. And everybody has such beautiful sounds and relaxation in the time. No showing off, just writing and playing the music as if it was the easiest most natural thing in the world.” - Michael Attias, jazz saxophonist & composer


released June 10, 2016

Loren Stillman - alto saxophone
Matt Renzi - tenor saxophone
Nate Radley - guitar
Leonard Thompson - piano
Dave Ambrosio - acoustic bass
Russ Meissner - drums

1. PERMACULTURE (Ambrosio)* 6:24
2. HOURGLASS (Meissner)* 6:33
3. NO V (Ambrosio)* 7:55
4. FIRST TIME ON THE MOON (Thompson) 7:07
5. 12th STREET (Ambrosio)* 4:34
6. FAR WEST (Meissner)* 9:16
7. ROGERS AVE. (Meissner)* 9:49
8. MOMENTS IN TIME (Ambrosio)* 9:15
9. VIBEY 7 (Meissner)* 4:40

Total Playing Time 66:32

*published by
SteepleChase Music(KODA)/
SteepleChase Jazz Music BMI

Recorded February 17, 2014
Recorded @ System's Two Recording, Brooklyn NY
Recorded by Katherine Miller
Mixed & Mastered by Eric Coleman



David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Sextet New York, New York

David Ambrosio is one of New York City’s finest freelance musicians for over 25 years. He has been a part of many great ensembles including George Schuller’s Circle Wide, and the BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra led by Jim McNeely. He has also performed with such jazz greats as pianist Kenny Werner, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, George Garzone, Joseph Jarmon and Ralph Alessi. ... more

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