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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stéphane Escoms Trio+: Meeting Point

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On Meeting Point, French pianist and composer Stéphane Escoms augments his working trio with a dizzying array of musical guests. Ostensibly, the title is a reference to Escoms' flexibility and range as an improvising musician, because each of the collaborations carries with it a distinct ethnic flavor. Fortunately, there's enough space left over for the trio to strut its own unique stuff on five tracks, one of which-"K.M.A."-was written by Escoms' mentor, the brilliant Bulgarian pianist Mario Stantchev. Stantchev's tune ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stéphane Escoms Trio+: Meeting Point

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Pianst/composer Stéphane Escoms fronts a versatile trio on his self-produced sophomore album Meeting Point. The French native has studied with the legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés and Bulgarian pianist Mario Stantchev. A prize-winning musician, Escoms has crossed borders and genres frequently in this early phase of his musical career. Where he has intersected and absorbed influences becomes apparent in the shading of these compositions. Billed as ..."Trio +," Meeting Point features five guest artists on various tracks and the collection ...