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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


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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 ...



Label: Sunjump Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Orisha; Tears; Mockingbird; Spider; Myanmar; Dreams; Fly; Stygian Bright; Serenity; Personal Blues; Obsidian/Iridian; Orisha.


Article: Album Review

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 ...


News: Recording

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 Review

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 ...


Flying With The Comet

Label: Sunjump Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Flying With The Comet; Barbara; Song For A New Life; Discoverers; Birthright; We Got Rhythm; Jump At The Sun; Two; Don't Look Back.


The Blue People

Label: Sunjump Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Boppin'; Just Fiends; Late November; Flex; The Blue People; Joan; Musashi; Rhyme; Fast Ride.



Label: Sunjump Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Premonition; Thirteen Steaks/One Salmon; A Note to Myself; Fudoh I; Apprehensive; Crescent Sound; Inyo; The Chuckster; Upward Decent; Fudoh II; Horizon.


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