Ellery Eskelin - tenor saxophone Jessica Constable - voice Andrea Parkins - accordion, piano and sampler Jim Black - drums and percussion
With special guest Philippe Gelda - piano, organ and voice (on selected tracks)
Quiet Music is a double CD release recorded in May 2006 during the band's European tour at Studios La Buissonne" in France, one of the finest recording facilities in the world. The sound achieved on this recording is amazingly clear, natural and warm.
Quiet Music presents 14 new compositions that cover quite a large swath of territory--ranging from trio pieces (Eskelin with Parkins and Black) building on twelve years of work together--to quartet pieces (with the addition of Jessica Constable) investigating new compositional/improvisational paradigms--and a number of double keyboard quintet pieces with the addition of French keyboardist Philiippe Gelda giving the group a particularly massive sound.
Quiet Music is two hours of music performed exactly as an audience would experience it in concert, with an intensity only gained from touring night after night on the road. The two discs are presented in an attractive, slim six panel cardboard sleeve with original artwork by Rami Wade Eskelin.
After twenty years of working with a variety of independent recording companies such as Enja, Soul Note and most recently hatOLOGY, Ellery Eskelin is producing music on his own Prime Source recording label. Please take a visit to the new prime source" website which contains complete information on Quiet Music including photographs and information on distribution.