Banjo player Jake Schepps

(Photo: CPR/Michael Hughes)

Jake Schepps, the Boulder banjo player known for blending bluegrass with contemporary classical music, recently brought his quintet to the CPR Performance Studio.

The group performed two tracks from its new album, "Entwined." As Schepps told Colorado Matters, the disc features modern composers writing music for bluegrass quintet instrumentation: banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin and upright bass.

Here's "Herringbone," the second movement of a piece called "Flatiron" by composer Marc Mellits: 

The Jake Schepps Quintet performs the "Herringbone" movement from "Flatiron" by composer Marc Mellits in the CPR Performance Studio. Recorded Feb. 25, 2015.

And here's the first movement of "Migrations" by Matt Flinner, who's also the quintet's mandolin player:

The Jake Schepps Quintet plays the first movement of "Migrations" by Matt Flinner, who also plays mandolin in the group. Recorded Feb. 25, 2015.

Bonus video: Check out the new clip for "Planetary Tuners," another movement from the Mellits piece: 

The video for "Planetary Tuners," from the 2015 album "Entwined" by the Jake Schepps Quintet. It's part of an eight-movement piece by composer Marc Mellits called "Flatiron."