Capital District Jazz is excited to announce the next event in its monthly concert series Jazz at the Spring, a CD release concert featuring guitarist Michael Musillami and bassist Rich Syracuse, who are at the peak of their game on their latest recording Bird Calls. Bold, inventive and fearless this adventurous pair tackles the iconic music of Charles Mingus and the result is pure joy! These two master musicians converse freely in the language of jazz improvisation, Musillami notes, “we used the elements in his (Mingus’) music; melody, harmony, and rhythmic figures to create something that is our personal statement." Downbeat magazine, in its four-star review attests to the Musillami-Syracuse magic, “Musillami and Syracuse approach their chosen source material with respect and thoughtfulness, but they’re also eager to take chances. Musillami uses his nuanced touch, pearly sound, tuneful instincts and rhythmic musicality to fine effect, matched by responsive bassist Rich Syracuse.” CDJ invites you on Thursday February 22, to celebrate the music of Charles Mingus, and the release of Bird Calls.