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Sangeeta Michael Berardi: The Mr. P Sessions

Read "Sangeeta Michael Berardi: The Mr. P Sessions" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

In October of 1996, guitarist Sangeeta Michael Berardi went into Nevessa Studio in Woodstock, New York, and laid down the tracks for what would become two monumental recordings, Earthship (Sunjump Records, 2008) and Calling Coltrane (Sunjump Records, 2011). This is stunning music from a man who played with Alice Coltrane, Roswell Rudd, Rashied Ali, Archie Shepp--a ...

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Sunjump Records Announces New CD Release By Sangeeta Michael Berardi

Sunjump Records Announces New CD Release By Sangeeta Michael Berardi

SUNJUMP RECORDS ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASE FOR 2012 Sangeeta Michael Berardi: Calling Coltrane Sangeeta Michael Berardi, Guitar James Finn, Tenor Sax, Flute John Esposito, Piano Hilliard Greene, Bass Peter O'Brien, Drums The second part of the 1996 Studio session that yielded Sangeeta Michael Berardi's Earthship reveals more ...

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John Esposito / Ira Coleman / Peter O'Brien: Orisha

Read "Orisha" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

No matter the musical constellations he has worked in, deconstruction and reimagining of the jazz tradition has always been a crucial part of the art of pianist John Esposito. This is especially true when considering his take on the piano trio, one of the most tried and true formats in jazz. Back in ...

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Sunjump Records Announces New CD Release by John Esposito

Sunjump Records Announces New CD Release by John Esposito

The tenth CD to appear on Sunjump, John Esposito's Orisha is his second trio recording with bassist Ira Coleman and drummer Peter O'Brien. The trio's first CD “Down Blue Marlin Road" was “deconstruction/reconstruction" of some of the most oft played tunes of the jazz standard repertoire. The trio also collaborated on Jeff Marx's Treading Air...Breathing Fire ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jayna Nelson: Bloom of Creation

Read "Bloom of Creation" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

While it is often recognized that music is a matter of both the head and the heart, few artists have taken the statement as literally as the flutist Jayna Nelson. Before the recording of a concert at the legendary Knitting Factory, she instructed her fellow players by handing out copies of a diagram showing the brain's ...

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New Sunjump Records Releases Winter 2009-2010

New Sunjump Records Releases Winter 2009-2010

SUNJUMP RECORDS ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASES FOR WINTER 2009/2010 Jayna Nelson: Bloom Of Creation SJCD0009 Live Concert From The Knitting Factory, NYC Recorded February 1999 Released December 2009/January 2010 Jayna Nelson, Flute Matt Schulman, Trumpet John Esposito, Piano Francois Moutin, Bass Peter O'Brien, Drums “This ...

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Sunjump Records Announces New Releases for Fall 2009

Sunjump Records Announces New Releases for Fall 2009

Jeff Marx and Jeff Siegel with John Esposito Inyo (SJCD0008) Recorded February 2009 Jeff Marx, Tenor Saxophone Jeff Siegel, Drums John Esposito, Piano Compositions by Marx, Siegel, Esposito The first trio recording of eleven new compositions by Marx, Siegel and Esposito, former members of Second Sight. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Esposito / Jeff "Siege" Siegel / Jeff Marx: Inyo

Read "Inyo" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Experiment with form lies at the heart of everything pianist John Esposito plays or composes. Whether he's exploring and redefining the language of the standard with his trio or writing for a large ensemble as on A Book of Five Rings (Sunjump, 2008), he has the ability to immerse himself completely in the form that's explored. ...

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Sunjump: Archaeology of the Present

Read "Sunjump: Archaeology of the Present" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In a time when the music business, as many other other branches of commerce, is in crisis, it has become increasingly relevant to ask what needs to be done in order to save record labels. While the major companies retreat to protective copyright thinking and unimaginative repacking of archive material, a new host of independent labels ...

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