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Stéphane Escoms Trio+: Meeting Point

Read "Meeting Point" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Allievo di Chucho Valdes e del bulgaro Mario Stantchev, il pianista Stéphane Escoms ha autoprodotto questo lavoro dove alterna brani in trio ad altri con ospiti: i chitarristi Anthony Winzenrieth e Donald Regnier, il sassofonista Damien Prudhomme, la cantante ecuadoriana Maria Tejada, il violoncellista inglese Danny Keane e il flautista indiano G.S. Rajan.

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Russ Johnson: Meeting Point

Read "Meeting Point" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Trumpeter Russ Johnson has been all over the progressive jazz map. He's been an A-list performer for several years. A longtime resident of New York, he recently relocated to Chicago and has become a major contributor to its fertile improvisational scene. On this release, he utilizes the talents of the region's prominent artists who push the ...

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Stéphane Escoms Trio+: Meeting Point

Read "Meeting Point" reviewed by Dave Wayne

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 ...

Stéphane Escoms Trio+: Meeting Point

Read "Meeting Point" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

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 ...