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Old School [Peter Epstein]

  • 1. Vitamin C
    2. Circumspective Pursuit (For Jim Hall)
    3. Twelve
    4. Menawhile
    5. Zelzah
    6. After Tomorrow
    7. Monsaraz
    8. Improvisation One
    9. Improvisation Two
    10. For Harry Carney
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 58

  • Credits
    ProducerTodd Garfinkle
    EngineerTodd Garfinkle

    /Scott Colley/Peter Erskine.
    Personnel: Peter Epstein (alto saxophone); Scott Colley (acoustic bass); Peter Erskine (drums).
    Recorded at St. Peters Episcopal Chrch, New York, New York on January 27, 2001.
    Altoist Peter Epstein is not that famous, but he is in superior form throughout this piano-less trio date. Inspired by bassist Scott Colley and drummer Peter Erskine, Epstein is the main voice, sometimes hinting at Lee Konitz and Ornette Coleman but mostly sounding like his own adventurous self. The group performs eight originals, pianist James Carney's "Zelzah," and Duke Ellington's "For Harry Carney." Epstein's steady flow of creative ideas and the musicians' close interplay make this set of strong interest for post-bop jazz collectors. ~ Scott Yanow

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (4/2002, p.88) - "If you have any affinity jazz, you will be drawn immediately into this disc....solid ensemble and solo work...absolutely lifelike realism..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.116) - "...A beguiling set of improvisations, full of wise instinct, provocative empathy and awareness of the beauty of the moment..."
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