In his new organ trio Ellery Eskelin plays standards; an unexpected choice from the saxophonist whose warm tenor playing could be heard in improvisations with the most forward-thinking New York musicians of the last twenty years. He came up with the idea after inheriting his mother Bobbie Lee’s Hammond organ, who had been a professional musician in the Baltimore lounge circuit. Eskelin’s adventurous trio will respectfully attack the Hammond tradition. ‘Eskelin, playing soulfully, takes the opportunity to acknowledge his fondness for tenor forbears like Gene Ammons, without losing his own sense of phrase’ (New York Times).
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