Wayne Escoffery
The Only Son of One
SSC1320
2012-04-10
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World of the Bardo - 8:39
Banishment of the Lost Spirit - 11:09
Perilous Desires - 9:29
The Only Son of One - 6:41
If I Am, Who You Are - 7:47
Selena\'s Song - 9:00
Presumed Innocence - 8:19
Color Spectrum - 5:07
Two Souls - 3:19

 

Musicians:
Orin Evans - piano
Adam Holzman - keyboards
Hans Glawischnig - acoustic bass
Ricky Rodriguez - acoustic bass
Jason Brown - drums
Wayne Escoffery - tenor saxophone
Orin Evans - Fender Rhodes

Wayne Escoffery’s The Only Son of One will be his first recording of all original music and is inspired by his childhood in London, England focusing on pivotal events of his life as a toddler and his teen years. Living in an abusive family environment and leaving with his mother to find a better life in the United States was a profound experience, and this music chronicles the emotional, psychological and spiritual journey of a young boy. Performing the music is Wayne’s new quintet featuring pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Hans Glawischnig, drummer Jason Brown and keyboardist and Miles Davis veteran Adam Holzman. To further add to the uniqueness of this project, Wayne has asked his friend and best selling author of “The Color of Water” James McBride to write the liner notes for the CD jacket. The photography is being provided by highly noted French Jazz photographer Philippe Levy-Stab.

Reviews:

Wayne Escoffery's "The Only Son of One" and Ben Riley's "Grown Folks Music" reviewed by Bill Milkowski @ JazzTimes!

Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes - July 2012     Read the full article

Wayne Escoffery's "The Only Son of One" receives a four star review by Chris Robinson in DownBeat!

Chris Robinson, DOWNBEAT - July 2012     Read the full article

 

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