Music and Projects
Daniel Rosenboom leads a variety of distinct projects that feature some of the best musicians from Los Angeles and beyond. The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet, Burning Ghosts, and DR. MiNT are three of his most currently active projects, and various ensembles have included such notable musicians as Vinny Golia, Tim Lefebvre, Gary Novak, Gavin Templeton, Alexander Noice, Jeff Parker, Jake Vossler, Brian Walsh, Jon Armstrong, Jeff Babko, Joshua White, Sam Minaie, Richard Giddens, Jerry Watts Jr., Aaron McLendon, Caleb Dolister, Gary Fukushima, Matt Mayhall, Tina Raymond, Gene Coye, and many more.
"There are few jazz records that seem suitable for a pyrotechnics show, but trumpeter-composer-producer Dan Rosenboom has accomplished such a feat with the debut of his new album...a wholly modern and frequently intimidating assault brimming with ferocity...The quintet has a grinding meticulousness...and the band is extremely tight in their execution of Rosenboom's ideas. This is not background music. It's a panoramic assault soaked in aggression and fuzz, flinging jagged machismo in every direction.The listener has two options: Put down what they're doing and soak it up, or run screaming for the hills."
— Sean J. O'Connell, DownBeat Magazine
"Progressive anger can blast down some ugly walls, and Burning Ghosts' new recording shows how to do it without saying a word (or firing a shot)... This hard-jammin' quartet has jelled. Last year's debut raged with energy, but a span of seasoning and an appropriate alignment with John Zorn's avantist Tzadik label (Naked City, Secret Chiefs 3) have left the Ghosts focused and ready to dominate... If you're wishing for this decade's most potent way of declaring "We're not gonna take it," look no further." —MetalJazz
“[DR. MiNT] presents a wow factor on its fifth release… The band generates high-heat and integrates memorable melodies into several pieces, so it's not all about wielding a path of destruction…jazz that generates thrills a minute as some might say. Play it Loud!” —Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz