Congratulations to Marty Sheller. His album "Why Deny" is a finalist nominee for the 2008 Jazz Awards, the Jazz Journalists Association's 12 annual celebration of excellence in jazz and jazz journalism.
Here is an example of Marty's work.
"Pirana" composed by Marty Sheller
Mongo Santamaria -- Congas
Bobby Sanabria -- Drums
Sal Santamaria -- Percussion
E.J. Allen -- Trumpet
Sam Furnace -- Alto Saxophone
Tony Hinson --Tenor Saxophone
Bob Quaranta -- Piano
Eddie Resto - Bass
Link to purchase "Why Deny".
Link to nominees, which includes Bill Royston and the Portland Jazz Festival: www.jazzhouse.org
This is Bill Royston, who smiles a lot in my experience, at allaboutjazz.com (click on Bill's name above) in 2005.