In 1996, saxophonist David Sholl, drummer Lorne Entress, bassist Dean Cassell, and guitarist Milt Reder came together to form Four Piece Suit, a genre-busting instrumental band committed to upending the classic American art forms of jazz, blues, swing, R&B, and many more. During their first year together, Four Piece Suit released Ready to Where? on Ocean Music to exceptional critical acclaim. As the swing revival became an all-out phenomenon, the group's appeal broadened (despite their steadfast and appropriate denial of the categorization) as they solidified opening slots on tour with big sellers like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Four Piece Suit also appeared on many high profile swing/lounge compilations and tribute recordings, received placement on a Grammy ballot for a Henry Mancini cover, and provided music for numerous film and television ventures, including HBO's Sex and the City. In the midst of their rapidly growing session and film/television music career, Four Piece Suit furthered their cinematic reputation with the release of their 1999 sophomore disc Matinee Idylls.
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