The sound of Jazz, that uniquely American artform, is life. And the primary purpose of life and art is the act of creation. Maurice Coyle is back for his third go-around of creating great music with Ultra Sounds, and is joined by some of the best musicians Anchorage has to offer. It just doesn't get any better than Kevin Barnett on keyboards, Dirk Westfall on bass, Scott Weller on drums, and many other choice musicians. This time Maurice is joined in the vocals by Peggy Monaghan, one of Anchorage's best loved singers, and also by Maurice's own sister Catherine Coyle Marsh, who shows off some amazing singing chops of her own. Put on Ultra Sounds-relax and listen to the joy of creation. "I am in such awe and respect of those artists. If it wasn't for their talent, nothing would work-not only their talent, but their spirit, their creativity and their artistry. They just made it what it is." - Maurice Coyle "I couldn't wait to get back to it because I knew something magical was going to happen." - Charlie Hewitt "Maury could see how everything works together. He was able to own the process." - Kevin Barnett "We were blessed with the best of the best." - Charlie Hewitt Some artforms like writing, poetry and visual arts are usually created in isolation. Other performance-based arts, like dance, drama, and music, can only be best realized through collaboration. A group of people come together to create a thing of beauty and put aside individual differences for the common good. It is a chance to create something bigger than themselves, and it is also a chance to revel in the company of other creative people. Noted jazz saxophonist Steve Lacy said, "I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed." When Maurice Coyle decided to step into the recording studio for the third time-following his other two successful recordings, Just What the Doctor Ordered and Vital Signs-he gathered the best people he could find and together they created something bigger than themselves, something wonderful. Key to the endeavor was pianist, composer, and arranger Kevin Barnett. He was the creative glue that held everything together. Providing the foundation of the sound were the tight rhythms of drummer Scott Weller and the lyrical bass of Dirk Westfall. Also critical to the success of the recording were the production talents of Peggy Monaghan and the engineering skills of Charlie Hewitt. Every once in a while, there are projects that everyone knows are special. The sessions for Ultra Sounds were one of those rarities. Not only did everybody push each other into extraordinary efforts, but something special and unexpected happened. Kevin Barnett explains it, " It's like when you are putting a show together and you get to know each other and it becomes a small little family and all of a sudden the last show happens and 'Darn, I guess it's over.' It's kind of cool to have a bunch of musicians in a studio feel that way about a project." It's even better for the listeners having this treasure to listen to-Ultra Sounds.