Dan Tepfer and Ben Wendel
Pianist/composer Tepfer, a frequent collaborator of jazz great Lee Konitz's, has been described by the New York Times as "a player of exceptional poise who is drawn to the deeper currents of melody".
The LA Times has praised saxophonist / bassoonist Wendel, a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Kneebody, as "a composer with a restless ear".
On Small Constructions, Wendel and Tepfer range from kaleidoscopic Monk and a remodeled standard to classical variations and melody-rich originals, creating a set of songs that expresses their mutual love of jazz, classical, pop and more. The LA Times calls it "A summit meeting of two steadily rising talents.