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