“....refuses to choose between tradition and innovation. All the traces of the past greats who inspired this music show up clear and sharp as ever in the sound and spirit; that said, these guys let nothing hold them back....thrumming with intensity....It's jazz that pushes off the timeline, sounding as fresh as ever.” - Warren Allen allaboutjazz.com
Second Sight was in its second year of existence when we returned to Woodstock’s Dreamland Studios to record this, our second album of original music. We had been performing the material in NYC area and Northeast US clubs and had arrived at a place of strength and flexibility that is hard to achieve without lots of performance. I was doing most of the writing but our live performances also included pieces by Dave Douglas and Jeff Marx.
This recording gives some idea about the strength and flexibility that the group achieved by that time as well as the evolution of the writing tailored to the specific virtues of the players.
Although the band performed for several more years, this is the final studio recording.
Dave Douglas - trumpet
Jeff Marx - tenor & soprano sax
John Esposito - piano
Allen Murphy - bass
Jeff Siegel - drums
Frederick Berryhill - percussion
Recorded 1987 Dreamland Studio, Woodstock, NY by Dave Cook assisted by Harvey Sorgen.
Edited & mastered 2016 at NRS Catskill, NY by Scott Petito .
Executive Producer - John Esposito
Cover art - Todd Weinstein
Package design - Laura Steele
All compositions © 1986 John Esposito except Pressure Makes Diamonds © 1986 Jeff Marx
Arrival/Departure © 1986 Fred Berryhill
p 2020 Sunjump Music, BMI
CD © 2020 John Esposito