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Sam Landsman - tenor saxophone
Jacob Zimmerman - alto saxophone
Nick Rogstad - trombone (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7)
Gus Carns - piano and keyboard
Zack Hartmann - upright and electric bass
Evan Woodle - drums

All music composed and arranged by Sam Landsman
Search, Found lyrics by Sam Landsman and Devante Cash

Recorded at the Piano Studio in Seattle, WA from July 10-12, 2015
Engineered and mixed by Alex Rose
Mastered by Rick Fisher at RFI Mastering in Seattle, WA

Photos by Martin Buff
Album art by Amalia Drewes


Recording an album has been a dream of mine for several years. This recording is that dream realized.

I want to thank Alex Rose for engineering and mixing the record, Rick Fisher for mastering, Amalia Drewes for the incredible album art, and Martin Buff for opening up his amazing recording studio, The Piano Studio, to my group in addition to taking the photos and videos.

I also want to thank Mindy and David Landsman for their endless love and support, Greg Sinibaldi and Steve Treseler for their invaluable private saxophone instruction, Parker Bixby and Ryan Lane for motivating and inspiring me when I joined the Mercer Island High School Band and started playing saxophone, Susan Bardsley for her musical guidance, and David Bentley, David Ball, Thomas Ball, Daniel Salka, and Levi Gillis for lending their gear while the group and I were in the studio.

Greg once told me that Wayne Shorter said “jazz means I dare you.” This statement resonated deeply with me. Since then, it has been on my mind every time I sit down to compose, and during every solo I take. I hope that, in making this recording, I have taken a dare. Enjoy the music.


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Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.


released August 4, 2015



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Sam Landsman is a saxophonist and composer originally from Seattle, WA and currently residing in Hartford, CT.

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Track Name: Search, Found (Featuring Devante Cash)
They say he’s really talented
Man this boy can rhyme
He had to make himself a star just so he could shine
His work ethic so crazy
He's sleeping rarely
No dreams of Mercedes just a kid and loyal lady

I was voted most likely to end up famous
That’ll probably happen with the right arrangements
As long as I arrange it
Time to take the city, no invasion
Married to the game we just skipped the engagements

Dinner arrangements, let’s face it
You can make it even if the flow is so basic
Man I’m on bay six
Hit a home run twice now I’m on base six
My auntie down in Cali said the bay’s sick

So I, told her Seattle wasn’t doing much better
Like me one night hate me the next guess it depends on the weather
You know how that goes
Sunny one day, the next it snows
The cards will fold
Before they show
My talent shows

And as I write my lyrics
I just hope you get me
And if I fade away
I hope you can’t forget me
I’m staying in my room
Until the sun goes down
The moon replace the sun, and then it stays around

I don’t know; I’m trying to figure it out
They say it’s so simple but I still have doubts
I hope I’m not missing out
Wasting more time
Sitting in the dark
Waiting just to shine

A chapter that I’d call my best four years
The pages turn as my grad date nears
But that’s fine; I can’t wait for what’s coming
Diploma, job, I’mma hit the ground running

Search, found
Above ground
The smooth sounds keep you going when the beam gets thin

Search, found
Higher ground
Smooth sounds
We’re still going