Trumpeter David Weiss began employed in New York within the mid-’80s, using Jaki Byard, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath, learning with fellow trumpeters Tommy Turrentine and Costs Hardman, and leading jam periods nicknamed “After Hours” on the Blue Be aware membership. By 1990, he previously formed a music group that, on the following five years, included efforts from tenor Craig Handy, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Jeff W. In 1996, he produced the brand new Jazz Composers Octet from a number of young NY players and composers, as well as the group debuted on record with 1999’s Initial Steps into Truth. (The group also made an appearance on Freddie Hubbard’s 2001 LP New Shades.) Their correct follow-up was 2003’s Walkin’ the Series. Weiss in addition has led a sextet (including twin brothers Marcus and E.J. Strickland), and released his initial album being a leader, Breathing Area, in 2002. The Reflection implemented in 2004.