Some of the greatest jazz artists in LA and New York including Steve Carednas, Nels Cline, Peter Erskine, Kate McGarry, Alan Pasqua, Theo Saunders, Ralph Penland, Kenny Wollesen and many others, have come together to pay tribute to the late bass player and composer Eric von Essen. 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." Click on the spotlight from the home page to learn more about Eric.