Where: Halifax, NS
With a sound that will appeal to both classic jazz aficionados and fans of groove-oriented artists like Medeski Martin & Wood and Bill Frisell, veteran jazz musician Tom Easley and his newly-formed quartet shine a new light on jazz while still honouring its tradition. Easley’s latest endeavour came together last year when he enlisted the members of the group to perform a collection of new material for a series of shows. Buoyed by the success of those performances, they subsequently entered the studio together to record. The group’s debut effort, The Starting Point vs The Steep Decline, was recorded live off the floor this past spring and adds tinges of folk and rock to a solid jazz foundation.