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  • No Matter Where Noir – CD release scheduled May 2016
  • Ecalypse CD by Brent Laidler

A good friend once told me that if you want music to stay fun, don't
ever try to make your living at it.  I'm happy to say that it's still fun!!!regina colt

I’m a composer, arranger and musician with a day job… My "side" career so far has been amazing. I have friends and clientele that include some of the best musicians in the country, and also in the world! I’ve performed with amazing people, including jazz and pop recording artists, stars from Broadway, television and film – written music for video games, commercials, award winning documentary films, television, marching bands and now even podcasts.  I have a few CD's as well - we've had national and international air play.
It's a blessing I hope to never take for granted.

Noir Cover copy Miami – 1959

“Hello?”
“Oh Good, you’re still there!”
Her voice was a well modulated but somewhat breathless alto with an accent I couldn’t place.
“So what can I do for you?”
“Your ad in the phone book says you specialize in missing persons, are you good at it?”
“I’d like to think so. So who’s missing and how long have they been gone?”
“Me. I mean… I don’t know.”
Most ‘Persons’ cases start out pretty simple. This didn’t seem to be one of them...

 "No Matter Where Noir" featuring Mark Buselli and Ned Boyd - Available June 1st 2017
Downloads available at the "Online Store" Tab.

#12 NACC Jazz Top 30 (7/29/17) 
#22 Roots Music Report Jazz Top 50 (7/29/17)
#15 Top Jazz Albums Released First Half of 2017 - WHPK Chicago

More at Kate Smith Promotions.

"Laidler’s band brings just the right emotional pitch to the noir material, deadly serious and seriously playful!  Always game for new musical adventures, Brent takes a thrilling trip down a dark alley with No Matter Where Noir, an album that makes an incontrovertible case for the enduring allure of the dark side." ~ Andrew Gilbert (Berkeleyside) 
 
"Rarely has a concept album got it so so right but Laidler with his compositions and his playing is on the money." ~ Lance Liddle "Bebop Spoken Here" UK
 
"It's really a fine piece of work. As I said to you, maybe a couple of years ago, your composing has really gotten so much richer and this is by far your best work yet.  Of course, the musicianship is first rate. This is truly an all-star band by any measure." ~ Don Seybold "Inside Jazz" WBAA