From San Francisco’s jazz and hip-hop world, comes the music of acoustic and electronic percussionist E. Doctor Smith, San Francisco’s legendary saxophonist Charles Unger, keyboardist Sam Peoples and bassist Mike Shea. UFQ makes its own magic drawing on the music of Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, and Bobby Hutcherson, with infusions of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Weather Report, and something else. 

“I call the post-fusion, world beat jazz these guys play ‘acid-bop’ – it’s got more possibilities for poetry than the typical verse-chorus cadences of popular music.”

-Poet Robert Anbian
E. Doctor Smith's UFQ: The Unidentified Flying Quartet
  And be sure to check out Robert Anbian and the Unidentified Flying Quartet: Remix
Charles Unger    Sam Peoples     Mike Shea