Eric is the real deal! A truly world class jazz trumpeter...strong, assured technique, a hip dark sound on the trumpet, and expressive without gimmicks.
With a collaborative history going back almost a decade, Milwaukee-based trumpeter Eric Jacobson looked to his friends in Chicago to form the core of his quintet for Discover. Harmonically, rhythmically and soulfully in sync, saxophonist Geof Bradfield, bassist Dennis Carroll, drummer George Fludas, along with the supremely supportive NY pianist Bruce Barth, provide an inspired environment for Jacobson's journey through four new compositions, interspersed with timeless standards. Delightfully intuitive, sympathetic and always swinging, Jacobson's quintet delivers an intriguing set of musical discoveries.
1. New Combinations 5:39 Eric Jacobson (ASCAP)
2. Discover 9:28 Jacobson
3. I Hear a Rhapsody 6:43 George Fragos
4. The Unknown 7:34 Jacobson
5. Sir John 6:05 Blue Mitchell
6. Con Alma 7:56 Dizzy Gillespie
7. One Way 5:57 Jacobson
8. Old Folks 7:29 Willard Robison
Produced by Vijay Tellis-Nayak/ Co-produced by Eric Jacobson
Recorded by Vijay Tellis-Nayak at Transient Sound, Chicago IL March 20th, 2022
Mixed & mastered by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Recording & Production, New York City
Photos by Leiko Napoli
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
Jazz Weekly (George W Harris)
The future of Blue Note-styled hard bop is in good hands with trumpeter Eric Jacobson along with his snappy quintet of Geof Bradfeld/ts, Bruce Barth/p, Dennis Carroll/b and George Fludas/dr. Jacobson has a sound and feel not dissimilar to Lee Morgan, and the team grooves like a vintage Horace Silver'd outfit on the soulful "New Combinations" featur ...