Glen Starkey New Times

Being Human

What happens when you take some of the county’s best musicians, give them plenty of time to develop their sound and let their creativity flow, and finally let them take their time in the studio perfecting their music? You get Human Nation’s debut CD Migration, a world-class, world-music-inflected jazz collection that should put this talented group on the national map.
Founded in 2009 by guitarist-composer Adam Levine, the super group also features Danny Pelfrey on saxes, Brett Mitchell on piano, Bill Wingfield on bass, and Dean Giles on drums and percussion. Early on, before leaving for a teaching gig in Florida, the group also featured David Becker, who appears on the album.
Their richly textured instrumentals weave gorgeous soundscapes that transport listeners on sonic journeys on tunes like the title track, “Kiss in the Rain,” “If Blue Whales Had Wings,” “Romani Nights,” “End of the Affair,” “Django’s Delight,” and others.
Human Nation plays an album release party on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Mondo Cellars (2 to 6 p.m.; $20 includes food; wine and CDs available for purchase; reservations required by contacting or by phone at 237-1135.
A quick tune and interview with “Human Nation” at the local NBC affiliate KSBY. (sorry about the Ad).

New Times Article about Human Nation