Lines is the debut recording as a leader from Boston based trumpeter/composer, Daniel Rosenthal. Rosenthal is a member of the Grammy nominated ensemble, the Either/Orchestra and is the son of Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Phil Rosenthal. Lines features the unusual instrumentation of trumpet, alto sax, bass, drums and, on four tracks, the five-string banjo. This recording features 10 original compositions by Rosenthal, one by banjo player Wes Corbett and two by Thelonious Monk (the beautiful walking-ballad, Reflections, and the challenging, Skippy). Rosenthal's originals combine a wide variety of musical influences including mainstream jazz, avant-garde, modern classical, rock and American folk music. The music on Lines presents a wide variety of sounds and styles to the listener, from a trumpet/banjo duet, to a chord-less jazz quartet. From freely improvised trumpet interludes to a harmonically descending calypso, all done with taste and economy. Rosenthal, saxophonist Rick Stone, bassist Kendall Eddy, drummer Austin McMahon and banjoist, Wes Corbett, have been playing together for years, and the chemistry and group interaction is clear for the listener to hear. This music was recorded live with all the players in the same room, and captures the dynamic interplay and warm sound of a live performance. Daniel Rosenthal has performed with such jazz luminaries as Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Joe Morris, John Medeski, Matt Wilson, Miguel Zenon, Robin Eubanks, Ben Monder, Mike Rivard, Allan Chase, Josh Roseman, Curtis Hasselbring, Ted Poor, Yoron Israel and others. He has also performed with Ethiopian music legends Mulatu Atstatke, Mahmoud Ahmed, Aleymayu Eshete, Teshome Mitiku among others. Rosenthal has performed extensively across North America and Europe, at such prestigious venues and festivals as Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Glastonbury Festival, the Helsinki Festival, the Manzoni Theatre (Milan), the Barbican (London), What is Classical? Festival (Toronto), Moers Festival (Germany), Music Meeting (Holland), Soder Theatre (Sweden), Avery Fischer Hall, Sanders Theater (Cambridge), and Jordan Hall (Boston).