“ Although there is no bassist present, this is a perfect triangular trio, completely connected on all levels....Mr. Esposito also balances things just right…. pulls off one astonishing solo after the other…. What makes this disc so special is the way the trio plays together as one tight force of nature. There is strong balance between the freer/more spiritual forces and the connected undertow of currents that runs through everything that is going on….Most enchanting. Everything about this disc rings true, consistently inventive and spiritually uplifting. You can’t do much better than that.”

- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery




The second release by this free wheeling trio whose previous CD Inyo was remarkable for its freshness of conception. Tahrir features nine new compositions by John Esposito and a new Jeff Marx original. John Esposito - piano, prepared piano, Jeff Marx - mezzo soprano & tenor saxes & flutes, and Jeff Siegel - drums and percussion.


Recorded July 20/21 and December 3, 2011 and mixed & mastered by Scott Petito at NRS, Catskill, NY.

Cover art by Laura Steele.

CD graphic design by Bruce Sconzo.



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