An Afternoon of Jazz
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The Easley Quartet (The EQ) is a new collaboration of some of the most revered jazz players in Atlantic Canada. The group
features Tom Easley on bass, Mark Adam on drums, and the dual guitar attack of Geordie Haley and Kevin Brunkhorst.
With a sound that speaks to both classic jazz aficionados and fans of groove oriented artists like Medeski, Martin and Wood
and Bill Frisell, The EQ shines a new light on jazz while still honoring its tradition.
The EQ was formed by bassist Tom Easley (Hot Toddy)in 2017 when he enlisted a group of session players to perform a collection of
new original compositions for a series of shows. Driven by the success of these shows and the audience’s reaction, the
group entered the studio to record.
“The decision to record was fueled by an immediate distinctive sound and chemistry,” says Easley— a sound and chemistry
that is evident throughout the group’s debut album, The Starting Point vs The Steep Decline.
With 11 tracks that highlight the melodic writing of Easley, The Starting Point vs The Steep Decline was recorded live off the
floor by engineer Mike Ryan in the spring of 2018. Drawing from folk, rock, and jazz influences, it is immediately
evident that this album veers sharply to the left of the genre’s centre. Dirty guitar tones, hypnotic grooves, and a hint of
psychedelia work together seamlessly on The Starting Point vs The Steep Decline - but can’t begin to mask the stellar
Adjust your standards – The EQ is not your standard jazz quartet.
- The EQ - Easley Quartet$20$200$0
From Jamie & Deb
Hey! The season is just around the corner. We want to invite you to come and visit. Salty Towers is still here and
St Andrews is better than ever