In high school, Tyler Gilmore had widely varied tastes. The burgeoning composer was into acts like the Smashing Pumpkins and Aphex Twin, but he was equally fixated on transcribing Miles Davis solos to play on his trumpet. After college, Gilmore attended a series of summer workshops taught by Maria Schneider at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles. By then, he knew he wanted to form a band that reflected all of his disparate influences. He really didn't have anyone to play with at the time, however, so he turned to Schneider, one of the jazz world's most celebrated orchestra composers and... More >>>