Scott Hesse

The Stillness of Motion

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Seattle based Origin Records continues to refine and redefine the spirit of 21st century jazz with a number of releases that borders on prodigious. Among their many fine recent titles is The Stillness Of Motion by The Scott Hesse Trio. Chicago based Hesse has composed a range of instrumental trio tracks while receiving support from his trio mates, Clark Sommers (bass) and Makaya McCraven (drums). The sound of this CD is very improv based free jazz. A guitar educator by profession, Hesse approaches his guitar like a sonic architect, building layers of guitar sounds. The sound of The Stillness Of Motion is very experimental - no chord melody music or easy listening stuff here. Perhaps Hesse sums it up best in his CD liner notes when he says, 'I love the space provided in a trio setting and love working with Clark and Makaya. The music on The Stillness Of Motion is fluid, yet still. It contains several captured moments in time that will never happen the same way again.' One of the best jazz guitar albums of 2015, The Stillness Of Motion is very hard core instrumental guitar jazz played by masters of the art form.








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