The graceful and emotionally moving trumpeter Ryan Neilson popped in from Idaho last week to record at Native Pulse. He brought with him Boston's resident virtuoso John Lockwood for acoustic bass duties. We captured approximately two hours of beautiful materiel with the trio playing their hearts out. As always, I feel blessed to be able to work with such inspired human beings!


Mr. Nielsen played trumpet in the western premiere of Gunther Schuller’s Encounters, under the baton of Mr. Schuller, as well as John Corigliano’s Symphony #3 and was principal trumpet in the western premier of Khachaturian’s Symphony #3 for 18 Trumpets and Orchestra. He has played extensively with the Riverside Jazz Orchestra, where he has played alongside Brent Jensen, Sandon Mayhue, Ernie Andrews, Harvey Mason, and the New York Voices. He has also appeared with Eric Marienthal, Ed Calle, Darryl White, Jay Lawrence, and Jerry Bergonzi. Mr. Nielsen has been a guest artist at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival as well as at Jazz in the Canyon. While studying at ASU, Mr. Nielsen was the recipient the prestigious Doc Severinsen Fellowship Award for outstanding classical and jazz trumpet performance. He has received numerous other awards for his playing, including first place at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

Acoustic and electric bassist John Lockwood has toured the U.S. and Europe with Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Gary Burton, the Mel Lewis Big Band, and The Fringe. He has also performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, MIT Symphony, Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Toots Thielemans, Stan Getz, and Art Farmer.

Clients : Ryan Neilson & John Lockwood