Trombonist/composer Mark McGrain, saxophonist Tim Green, and bassist James Singleton are three of the Crescent City’s preeminent modern jazz improvisers.  


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Robert Walter

Kirk Joseph

James Singleton

Simon Lott

Tim Green

Tom Fitzpatrick

Mark McGrain


A 15 track song cycle and a return to Plunge's original instrumentation of two-basses with drums but this time adding B3 organ and saxes. 

Provocative story, monstrous grooves, expansive improvisation . . . the most adventurous and muscular Plunge outing yet!



"Tin Fish Tango" is Plunge's critically acclaimed 3rd album release ranking in the CMJ-Jazz Radio Top-10.


"Plunge is among the best post-Katrina jazz developments in New Orleans music." -- Doug Ramsey, Rifftides


Read critic Ben Sandmel's review of Tin Fish Tango in the NEH funded publication Louisiana Cultural Vistas

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Mark McGrain - trombone

James Singleton - bass

Tim Green - saxophones


Kirk Joseph - sousaphone

Tom Fitzpatrick - saxophones



"powerful melodic lines . . . expansive collective improvisations . . . the kind of powerful hook that pops insistently into your head for weeks. Tin Fish Tango is a novel creation that manages to remain undeniably New Orleans."

- Zachary Young, OffBeat Magazine

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NPR music blogger Patrick Jarenwattananon (“A Blog Supreme”) discusses “Tin Fish Tango” with Guy Raz on All Things Considered,  read more . . .


"Plunge's music has a funky, let-the-good-times-roll atmosphere, calling to mind the French Quarter and the street musicians in action there. Killer sounds from down 'Nawlin's way."

- Dan McClenaghan,

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Plunge's critically acclaimed 2nd. album

"Dancing on Thin Ice"

- 16 weeks on the CMJ Jazz Top 20 reaching #8!

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4-stars in the DownBeat Magazine   read more . . .



"It takes a great deal of poise and confidence to make music this deft and new.  What a pleasure to have an innovative album one also wants to rush out and play for friends.” – Paul de Barros DownBeat Magazine (4 stars!)


"Plunge is among the best post-Katrina jazz developments in New Orleans music."

--Doug Ramsey, ArtsJournal


“the sound of the real New Orleans."

--Tim Madison, MuzikReviews  ( ***** five stars )


“exhilarating, post-bop fare suffuse with tight, interlocking melodies and cool, nimble grooves -- It doesn’t get any cooler – exquisite."

--Aaron Lafont, OffBeat Magazine


"Dancing on Thin Ice is brilliant in its completeness."

 --Geraldine Wyckoff, The Louisiana Weekly


"Soulful, vivacious.  Plunge delivers grooves as wide as a house."

--DownBeat Magazine 


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Available as a digital download:

Re-release of Plunge's debut release: "Falling with Grace"

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 Bob Moses - drums

Avishai Cohen - bass

Marcus Rojas - tuba

Mark McGrain - trombone & alphorn


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