Jeff Johnson -][- SUITCASE – [Origin Records, 2012] –
As a teen, bassist Jeff Johnson was inspired by Ernest Hemingway and his way of writing from experience, giving rich, human impressions of events surrounding him. Johnson uses that inspiration as a guide on Suitcase as a way to more vividly convey his life experiences through composition and storytelling.
Having forged a deeply creative improvisational partnership over the last twenty years with saxophonist Hans Teuber, his decision to team here with newer musical partners – pianist Steve Moore and drummer Eric Eagle – creates a lively balance of the well-known and less-known to assure there will always be more chapters to be written.
::: SOURCE: Origin Records :::