Custer, Beth Ensemble – “For The Grace of Any Man” – [Bc Records]
Beth Custer is a San Francisco based composer, performer, bandleader, and the proprietor of BC Records. She has over thirty-five recordings out with her ensembles one of which is The Beth Custer Ensemble. For The Grace of Any Man is a collection of original songs and instrumentals with some crackling arrangements of a few cover songs, all penned by Custer and guitarist David James. This CD sparkles with choral singing and clarinet, guitar and trumpet solos abound. Some great guest musicians round out the work.