Epstein, Peter - Two Legs Bad CD

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Peter Epstein – saxophones
Julien Knowles – trumpet
Adam Benjamin – piano/rhodes
Dave Strawn – guitar
Zack Teran – bass

Miguel Jimenez-Cruz - drums

“Two Legs Bad marks saxophonist Peter Epstein’s first album as a leader in nearly a decade, and introduces a musical approach that builds on past work but forges new directions compositionally, sonically, and conceptually. The album features eight new compositions by Epstein and a new band that includes Julien Knowles on trumpet, Kneebody’s Adam Benjamin on piano and rhodes, Dave Strawn on guitar, Zack Teran on bass, and Miguel Jimenez-Cruz on drums.
Epstein has released eight albums as leader and co-leader beginning during the decade he spent in New York City (1992-2002) where he was an active member of the creative music scene, working with Michael Cain, Ralph Alessi, Brad Shepik, Bobby Previte, and many others. He also led a critically acclaimed quartet with Jim Black, Jamie Saft, and Chris Dahlgren that released two now-classic albums, Staring at the Sun and The Invisible. His most recent release as a leader, Polarities, featured Ralph Alessi, Sam Minaie, and Mark Ferber and landed on the Boston Globe’s “Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2014” and Downbeat’s “Best Albums of 2014” lists.
Response from critics was overwhelmingly positive with Downbeat’s Jon Garelick enthusing, “Every moment of this CD is thoroughly engaging. That’s not an easy thing to do when you’re singing your songs in the land of the free.”
  • LabelShifting Paradigm
  • UPC197773005667
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