We are a band called

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and after 46 years as musicians and friends, we are finally ready to release our debut LP
which is available as a physical and digital artifact for sale NOW
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Edge, Larchmont 1973. Or maybe it was ‘74.


The Origin Story...

Our story begins in the Fall of 1973 in Larchmont, New York. Richard Nixon was president. Of the United States.

Bob (Windbiel, guitar), Paul (Adamy, bass) and Mark (Macksoud, drums) attended Mamaroneck High School and had been playing together for a number of years. News spread about a young keyboard “phenom” named Lee Feldman (then in 8th grade). We asked Lee to join the band. Someone suggested the band name Edge...

The sixties had awakened each of us to an eclectic universe of rock 'n roll, folk-revival-folk, folk-rock, motown, rhythm 'n blues, country, psychedelic, novelty hits, jazzy instrumentals, movie themes... a fecund environment, and a fantastic education in how music of any variety could have value, intelligence and heart.

We lived for the music, melding our own blend of the top forty pop on our car radios, heavier rock sounds from the FM dial, and the jazz records passed around from turntable to turntable like precious gems.

We rehearsed and gigged non-stop, lived like brothers until graduation... before drifting apart to become doctors and lawyers.

Maybe scratch that last part.

Edge, Larchmont rehearsal, 1973. Or maybe it was ‘74.


What Happened Then?

Bob played in avant garde jazz ensembles and bowery rock bands. Lee studied improvisation with Cecil Taylor while making quirky pop records for Mercury, earning an enduring cult audience and acclaim from the likes of The New York Times and Rolling Stone. Paul toured and recorded with artists like Carly Simon, Garth Hudson, Art Garfunkel, Liza Minelli, Rick Springfield, and Judy Collins. Mark played drums, jazz mostly, touring internationally and studying with Miles Davis' drummer Tony Williams.

We did our best to keep in touch, caught each other's gigs, even reconvened in Larchmont every couple of years to play for our amazingly still-enthusiastic high school friends.

And we kept saying “one of these days we'll make a record together.”

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Meet that record.

Bob and Lee brought along a bunch of songs, and we recorded the ones that felt most "right". We think they show off the range and diversity of our individual musical experiences.

We made it the old-fashioned way: playing nearly everything live in the studio with our friend and engineer, Chris Sulit. "Off the floor," as they used to say.

Because we're pretty good musicians, we can do that.

Here are some candid photographs of us rehearsing (swipe for more)
Stream our début single “Leonardo & the Lilacs”
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Praise for Keep Me Around
Metro West Daily News
It turns out that Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can, indeed, go home again...
Almost five decades ago, there was a band called Edge, a quartet of teens in Larchmont, New York, who formed in 1973, initially covering songs by the likes of the Allman Brothers and Jeff Beck, then moved on to more challenging material by Return to Forever and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. But by 1975 Edge called it quits, each member eventually finding careers in other musical settings...
Speaking generally of the varying sounds and styles of music on the album, [Feldman] said, “We grew up during that era of different fusion, when people were trying to stretch and find their different voices through jazz and through rock. Bob and I, as the writers, have all of this kind music inside of us.”

Ed Symkus
Syndicated Columnist

Every group has a different story, and Edge’s near-50 year history is a study in patient survival. Players Lee Feldman, Bob Windbiel, Paul Adamy and Mark Macksoud were earnest high school students who joined the brigade of high school basement bands in the early 1970s, dedicating themselves to learning their instruments as they continued living the normal lives of American teenagers. Except these adolescents were serious: they tuned into the growing world of modern jazz as they were also hammered with the monsoon of music blasting out of the rock & roll world. It was a heady time to be in a band, and Edge found their way to building a local following and kept progressing. Of course, like for almost all young musicians, real life intervened and the four young men went in their own directions. Some jumped into jazz, while others found careers playing folk and rock. The good news is they never quit.
Now, through the wonder of modern communication, Edge has returned with a real vinyl album and a sound that is still looking ahead. The songs are an intriguing mix of what Todd Rundgren might sound like now if he’d never discovered a synthesizer, or if Steely Dan hadn’t gone to Bard College but instead, maybe, the University of Pennsylvania. These four are completely accomplished musicians, who like to bend the rules just enough to make them their own. Still, they can stay inside the parameters of ’70s rock so the scent of sweet nostalgia is never far from the turntable.
It’s a beautiful world when old friends stay good friends, and even better when they continue growing as musicians who enjoy each other’s company.

Bill Bentley
Americana Highways.org

richard x. heyman
As a Baby Boomer, I never use the "a" word, but I have to make an exception here. "Keep Me Around" by Edge is AWESOME. First, the production is so sonically inviting that it draws the listener into its aural soundscape. Each instrument has its own space and speaks with a clarity that is rarely heard these days. The album alternates between guitarist Bob Windbiel's gorgeous instrumentals,
filled with chords I don't even know the names of, and keyboardist Lee Feldman's completely original and brilliant songcraft. I can't help but think of John and Paul battling it out on "Revolver." Yet the two diverse styles complement each other to form a perfect union.
Highly recommended.

Richard X. Heyman

Jazz 90.1 Rochester
The four members of EDGE have been playing together since 1973, so it makes sense that they’d deliver attractive, sweet, touching-to-upbeat melodies with a positive retro vibe. Interspersed with the instrumentals are clever, quirky, oh-so-youthful vocals from keyboardist Lee Feldman.
Their debut album KEEP ME AROUND does a catchy job of visiting the 70s without living in them.

Chuck Ingersoll
Jazz 90.1 Rochester

Making music is a rewarding life's calling.
Making music with lifelong friends takes it to a whole 'nother level.
Edge Rehearsal Photo, 2019