“Birmingham Seven is the brainchild of baritone saxophonist and emerging band leader and arranger Daniel Western. Like other projects spearheaded by Western, Birmingham Seven’s personnel is topnotch, the underlying concept is strong and the results are impressive.”
— Phillip Ratliff (al.com)
The Birmingham Seven is a straight-ahead jazz septet patterned after the small groups of the hardbop era.
The Birmingham Seven (B7) is a jazz septet comprised of some of the finest and most sought after jazz performers in the region. Their live repertoire consists of transcriptions and adaptations from iconic recordings by artists such as Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, Gigi Gryce, and Lee Morgan as well as original arrangements and compositions by the members of the B7 themselves.