The Quiet LIfe Motel trio regularly features David Schulman in collaboration with his longtime bandmates, Eddie Eatmon (bass) and Felix Contreras (percussion). Felix daylights as host of the alt.latino podcast.
"The band, featuring Eddie Eatmon on bass and Felix Contreras on percussion, gives improvised jazz a certain kind of earthy, rhythmic spice; Schulman describes the sound as "by turns nocturnal, reflective, funky, and cinematic." That last is key, as all of Schulman's compositions and the band's performances have a kind of dramatic arc baked into them. It's delicious."
— Michael J. West, Washington City Paper.
Special guests on the Quiet Life Motel album include Michael Ramos (Charanga Cakewalk, Patty Griffin, the BoDeans), Marlysse Simmons (Bio Ritmo), and Charlie Barnett (Chaise Lounge).