The Music of Eric von Essen Vol. II

The Music of Eric von Essen Vol. II  Various Artists

Jazz Report Magazine wrote of Volume I, "From downbeat to the very last fading note, the performances are uniformly breathtaking." Jazz Times said, "The level of interpretation is very high throughout. The soloists are interesting and sometimes arresting and the level of group interaction is consistently engrossing." Volume II of The Music of Eric von Essen features the same stellar linup as Volume I including: Alex Cline, Nels Cline, Alan Broadbent, Peter Erskine, Larry Koonse, Alan Pasqua, Stacy Rowles and many others. A worthy tribute to the late composer and bassist.

Members

Drums
Guitar
Joel Hamilton
Bass

Tracks

1Bud for John4:05
2K5:04
3Show Tune7:34
4I Just Wanted to Talk to You4:55
5Petit Rayon5:33
69/8/2910:01
7Seule8:05
8Paolo's Song7:48
9BC/Jezebel7:47
10Marry Me8:53

Reviews

The level of interpretation is very high throughout. The soloists are interesting and sometimes arresting and the level of group interaction is consistently engrossing.

Duck Baker, JazzTimes, 01/08/2000

First of three volumes of compositions from bassist Eric von Essen whose untimely passing has left a profound impression on musicians who knew him well. Born in 1954 to parents of both Swedish and East Indian descent, von Essen went on to record with Jimm

Paul J. MacArthur, Jazz Report, 01/04/2000

The musicians are arrayed into five groups; each plays two of von Essen’s songs before turning the microphone over to the next band. It results in an intimate, concert-like tribute, with enough variety to do von Essen’s tunes justice, but not so much as t

Neil Tesser, Jazziz, June, 2000