Named after two adjacent hills in San Francisco,

Russian Telegraph merges the funk and soul of Curtis Bumpy, the art song  of the Beth Custer Ensemble, and

the jazz-inflected compositional stylings of David James's GPS.

"(The) fusion of these amazing written arrangements,

especially the melodies and passages with clarinets and

trumpet, with some of the more open and dynamic

groove sesctions ... seems really satisfying for both

players and audience"

Beth Custer – clarinets, voice

David James – guitar, voice

Diana Mangano – voice

Chris Grady – trumpet

Jordan Glasgow – keyboards

Keith McArthur – bass

John Hanes – drums