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Guitarist Eric Essix Releases New Album “Songs From The Deep” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

 

Contemporary/Urban Jazz Guitarist Eric Essix Releases New Album “Songs From The Deep”

For Eric Essix, the year 2018 marked two inspiring milestones in his multi-faceted career. In celebration of 30 years as a solo recording artist, the Birmingham, Alabama based, contemporary jazz guitarist released “More”, his 25th full length album. It was a pivotal moment in a creative journey that has made him a genre icon – not only for his keen ability to fashion a continuous flow of infectious melodies and funky grooves, but also because of his willingness to artfully dismantle past ideas of what jazz is and reinvent them.

Eric Essix Brings Southern Soul To Jazz Music

Published 9/25/2020 10:09:44 PM via Get News

 

New Album Explores Life Experiences

Jazz artist Eric Essix is ready to share this pivotal moment of his career with jazz fans with his latest release. “Songs From The Deep,” tells Eric’s story and shares his most important memories through songs.

“Songs From The Deep” is a soundtrack for long road trips and sitting on a porch reminiscing. Each track on the album is a story from Eric’s life growing up in the South. ‘”The Deep” hearkens back to Eric’s gospel influences which have been on full display throughout his career.’ The songs represent music in its purest form, with heartfelt jazz rhythms and lyrics that come from the soul. The album reunited Eric with Grammy award-winning musician Kelvin Wooten. The album is available on streaming platforms.

Eric Essix has a career spanning over 30 years and has released 25 albums. Eric’s unique sound has pushed the boundaries of contemporary jazz music. His latest album is a “project that reveals the soul of the man and his music as he continues to reconcile love for his homeland, its culture and its people, with its history.”

To listen to more of his music, or for interested parties to reach out to Eric Essix for an interview on their site, podcast, or radio show, can make contact via the information provided below.

For more music by Eric Essix, please visit: https://ericessix.net/songs-from-the-deep

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ERIC ESSIX: "LATE NIGHT DRIVE"

SPECIAL TO THE ...FEBRUARY 17,2021

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Jazz Guitarist Eric Essix's music video release for "Late Night Drive" is from his new album "Songs From The Deep."

For Eric Essix, the year 2018 marked two inspiring milestones in his multi-faceted career. In celebration of 30 years as a solo recording artist, the Birmingham, Alabama based, contemporary jazz guitarist released “More”, his 25th full length album. It was a pivotal moment in a creative journey that has made him a genre icon – not only for his keen ability to fashion a continuous flow of infectious melodies and funky grooves, but also because of his willingness to artfully dismantle past ideas of what jazz is and reinvent them.

Fast forward to 2020. In the midst of a devastating global pandemic, social unrest and economic upheaval, it would seem like the most unlikely time for an artist to be inspired to write and record new music. However, for Eric, it has proven to be the perfect season to do just that.

Eric Essix – The Deep

 

In the midst of a devastating global pandemic, social unrest, and economic upheaval in 2020, veteran jazz guitarist Eric Essix produced one of the most brilliantly focused releases of his 27 album, 32 year career entitled “Songs From The Deep”.

Now, following the success of the record’s first single. “Late Night Drive”, comes a ‘summer mix’ of the title track, “The Deep”. Written, arranged, and produced by Eric, “The Deep” revisits a familiar theme that has defined the guitarist throughout his career: love for his Alabama home, the South and gospel, jazz and blues music that was born there.

“The Deep” washes over the listener like a warm, Alabama summer day with its church inspired Hammond organ, pulsating 6/8 backbeat and laid back vibe. In the spirit of Southern culture, Eric takes his time with this one while skillfully articulating the melody and leaving plenty of space to experience the song’s deliberate pace and phrasing. It is, by far, the most expressive track on the album. It is also the perfect vehicle for Eric to take the listener on a musical journey through his homeland with so much imagery and emotion, you’ll feel like you’re actually there.

Listen to The Deep on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 18/5).

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