“Eric Essix is, besides the obvious jazz force of nature and ambassador, a true Foot Soldier for all the things that matter to me. This puts him in a very distinguished yet lonely category.”
- Kirk Whalum
“Eric Essix is my ideal of the consummate artist; constantly and consistently delivering impeccably soulful musicianship though his beautiful compositions, all while maintaining full time integrity.”
- Joey Sommerville
“Eric Essix - master guitarist , bandleader, concert promoter and probably one of the easiest cats to work with in the recording studio. I take pleasure in calling him my brother in music.”
- Frank McComb
Over a period of more than 30 years and 25 full length album releases, Eric Essix has not only maintained a steady flow of new music that continues to push the boundaries of contemporary jazz throughout his career, he appears to have no intention of stopping. This fact is evident with the release of 9 compositions, all written, arranged and produced by Essix called, "Songs From The Deep". This latest effort by Eric, revisits the artist's favorite theme, his Birmingham, Alabama southern roots. It 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.