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Sunjump Records Announces the Release of 'Laura' by the John Esposito Sextet

Sunjump Records Announces the Release of 'Laura' by the John Esposito Sextet

Courtesy Beth Reinecke


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…all the ingredients of great jazz, in a classic Blue Note sort of way: they swing hard, the melodies are both effervescent, memorable & even soulful, the arrangements are slyly crafty and all solos are inspired.
—Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
John Esposito
John Esposito is an American pianist/composer/drummer/producer who works on a wide array of creative music projects. His technical skills and the range of his artistic palette extend across the stylistic boundaries of the Stride Piano, Swing, Bebop, Modal and Free Music movements. He has performed and recorded with artists including Nick Brignola, Dave Douglas, Dave Holland, Carter Jefferson, Franklin Kiermyer, Joe Lovano, J.R. Monterose, David "Fathead" Newman, Eric Person, Arthur Rhames, Sam Rivers, Roswell Rudd, Pharaoh Sanders and John Stubblefield. John is the owner/executive producer of Sunjump Records. He has created music for theater, dance, film, TV commercials, and multimedia performance art. He is a music faculty member and Artist-In-Residence at Bard College and resides in New York State’s Hudson Valley.

John Esposito Sextet

Laura includes nine new Esposito compositions arranged for three horns. An exploration of how much variety of color it’s possible to get with just trumpet, woodwinds and valve trombone.

Recorded July 11 & 12, 2022 by Scott Petito at NRS Catskill, NY
Edited, mixed and mastered by Scott Petito
Producer: John Esposito
Production assistance: Beth Reinecke
Cover art design: Dana Faconti Studiov Cover art photo: Laura Steele

Praise for John Esposito

“...one of the strongest jazz pianists on the planet, an under recognized giant." —Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

“...lucid, forward thinking, rhythmically propelling ideas...he succeeds on many real and important levels in creating some of the finest new modern Jazz you may hear in the post Wynton Marsalis era...A bold conception and execution, to be sure....from a brilliant player who deserves wider attention." —Michael G. Nasto, All Music Guide

“...the lustrous clarity of a gamelan band using repetition so brilliantly that crystalline forms accrue from it." —John Szwed, The Village Voice

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Track Listing

Clarity; Laura; Blues For Bugalu; First Sight; Fearless; La Leque; Blues For Shorty; Through The Treetops; A Sailor's Farewell.


Chris Pasin
Eric Person
Phil Allen
Ira Coleman
bass, acoustic

Album information

Title: Laura | Year Released: 2024 | Record Label: Sunjump Records



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