The Remembering Phil Score features: Todd Cochran: Piano; Bob Sheppard: Tenor Sax, Flute and Bass Clarinet; Roy McCurdy: Drums and John B. Williams: Bass. Special guest: Michael Wolff: Piano. The CD features original music from the film plus improvised quartet versions of the main themes. The score to Remembering Phil is acoustic jazz, in a small group setting. The instrumentation (featuring Bob Sheppard on tenor sax, flute and in an unusual role on Bass Clarinet) reflects the small ensemble cast of the film. While recurring themes do accent the narrative, there is also a strong improvisational aspect to this score. The main leitmotif is traded back and forth between John B. Williams' bass and the bass clarinet. This opens up space on the main themes (the first 5 selections on the CD) for Todd Cochran and Michael Wolff's explorations on piano, as well as Bob Sheppard's Tenor Sax. NIC. tenBROEK -- COMPOSER A Juilliard educated composer, Nic. has created scores for feature film, network television, and documentary films. His most recent film scores include 'The Amateurs' starring Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson and Joe Pantoliano; and 'The Dukes' starring Chazz Palminteri, Robert Davi and Peter Bogdanovich as well as 'Remembering Phil' starring Nick Turturro. Nic. has also composed works for the Kronos String Quartet, Turtle Island String Quartet, Metropol Orchestra, and a full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass". As a producer and arranger Nic. has worked with such artists as jazz singer Nancy Wilson, Bobby McFerrin, Les McCann, and Warner Bros. Artists Reel Big Fish. BOB SHEPPARD -- Tenor Sax, Flute and Bass Clarinet Bob is is one the most in demand saxophone players on the scene today. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of music in Rochester, NY. his discography includes: Chick Corea, Freddy Hubbard,Dianne Reeves, Steely Dan, Billy Childs, Patrick Williams, MAnhattan Transfer, Michael Franks, Ricky Lee Jones, Elvis Costello, and countless others. TODD COCHRAN, Piano and Keyboards Todd, a born and bred San Franciscan, gained his formal musical education in the lofty halls of Trinity College, London and the University of San Jose and UCLA. He has performed on stage with Dizzy Gillespie, John Handy, Roland Kirk and Peter Gabriel; his recording studio experiences (in the varying roles of keyboard-player, composer-arranger-conductor or producer-director) ranges from Santana through Phil Collins, Jim Capaldi, Jeff Beck, Carl Palmer, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Grover Washington Jr., Maynard Ferguson, Rod Stewart, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond, Freddie Hubbard. ROY McCURDY, Jazz drummer. He attended the Eastman School of Music Before joining Cannonball Adderley's Quintet in 1965 and staying with the band until Adderley's death in 1975, he had played with Chuck and Gap Mangione i Bobby Timmons, Betty Carter and Sonny Rollins Roy Eldridge and with Eddie Vinson,Art Farmer - Benny Golson Jazztetwith Count Basie, Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Joe Williams, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Art Pepper, and the jazz rock group Blood, Sweat and Tears, etc.As of 2010, McCurdy is an Professor in the Jazz Studies Department of the Thornton School of Music at USC JOHN B. WILLIAMS, Bass A student of Ron Carter in New York, John's vast recording expeience includes: The Tonight Show band, Horace Silver, Billy Cobham, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Nancy Wilson, The Arsenio Hall Show, Roy Ayers, Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Louie Bellson,The Manhattan Transfer, and Les McCann. MICHAEL WOLFF, Piano A Native of Berkeley, CA, Wolff dropped out of college to begin his music career, joining Cal Tjader's band. He then joined Cannonball Adderley's band. Wolff worked with other famous musicians including Jean-Luc Ponty, the Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Orchestra, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Christian McBride. Following these side-man gigs, Wolff became musical director for esteemed vocalist Nancy Wilson. This was followed up by his musical director stint on The Arsenio Hall TV show. Since that time Wolff has led his own groups, The Michael Wolff Trio and Impure Thoughts. As a leader he has recorded several highly rated CDs, as well as composing for film and television.