Tuesday, August 2, 2016

USA: Joel Weiskopf - Where Angels Fear To Tread (2016)

Award-winning pianist/composer Joel Weiskopf has long been established in the straightahead jazz scene in the USA and abroad. While he has released a number of leader albums, this is his debut leader outing on SteepleChase.

On this album Weiskopf brings out his time-tested repertoire (all originals plus Bill Evans' "Time Remembered") for a quintet date with his Syracuse compatriots, trumpeter Joe Magnarelli and saxophonist Andy Fusco, plus drumming sensation Jaimeo Brown.

"Joel Weiskopf is a serious jazz pianist with an individualistic style that is an amalgam of a great number of influences from American jazz to Brazilian samba." - C. Andrew Hovan, CD Review

Personnel: Joel Weiskopf (piano), Joe Magnarelli (trumpet, flugelhorn), Andy Fusco (alto and soprano saxophone), Doug Weiss (bass), Jaimeo Brown (drums)