NEW RELEASE RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND
"Running In The Background is one of Bruce Gertz's finest recordings...
...[featuring] nine of Gertz's pieces performed by an all-star quintet also including a tenor-saxophonist Walter Smith III, guitarist Vic Juris, pianist-keyboardist Lawrence Fields, and drummer Marvin 'Smitty' Smith. Recorded on May 25-26, 2019 and now being released, this is one of the last recordings of Juris who passed away seven months later and has been missed ever since."
(Jazz journalist, historian, and author)