Exactly Where I Am at This Moment
'...undeniably accessible, music of great subtlety and nuance... not to mention a sense of sweep.' 'I hear this as an audio travelogue of a particularly rejuvenating vacation...' 'Aston is a superb small ensemble arranger.' David Dupont Cadence Magazine '...commingling accessibly melodic themes with intricate forms and African-Brazilian rhythms, all delineated by highly virtuosic playing.' George Kanzler, Arts/Entertainment - The Star Ledger Paul Aston, (Composer, Acoustic Bassist) describes his music as 'Contemporary Improvisational Chamber Jazz' a universal music of exceptional dimension fully engaging listener and player in the elements of harmonic, melodic and rhythmic surprise. Paul Aston has composed music for virtually every medium including film, television, theater, ballet, chamber opera and a wide range of contemporary music ensembles. On 'Exactly Where I am At This Moment' he is joined by four superb musicians, who through their own diverse compositional backgrounds bring a remarkable clarity of intent to his music. Guilherme Franco (Percussion) known worldwide for his innovative role in the history of jazz percussion and his work with McCoy Tyner, Gato Barbieri and Keith Jarrett Steve Sacks (Soprano Sax) has performed, recorded and written for a wide variety of artists from Talking Heads, David Byrne, Tito Puente and Paquitó ´d Rivera. Alan Simon (Piano) a powerful and well rounded soloist and ensemble player. Simon has performed extensively with the likes of Dizzy Gillespei, Toots Thielemans and Lee Konitz to name a few. John Bruschini (Acoustic/Electric Guitar) has enjoyed long fruitful tenures with the various ensembles of Cecil Taylor, Butch Morris, Mose Allison and many more. Frank Colón (Manhattan Transfer, Wayne Shorter) provides additional percussion and periodically joins the group in performance.