The Stillness of Motion
The Stillness of Motion brings together a riveting trio of Chicago's finest for a wide-ranging set of originals by guitarist Scott Hesse. Along with bandmates Clark Sommers on bass and drummer Makaya McCraven, they use this intimate setting to weave their highly individual voices together in a rich tapestry of group improvisation and composition. 'Hesse is terrific: great ears and crazy chops. Comping, he's inventive, offering suggestive and unexpected colors, sometimes spidery, fingered chords; when he cuts loose, his lines can be thrilling. ' - Downbeat Magazine
The Flame Within The Fire
"A powerful and very personal artistic statement from guitarist Scott Hesse... Students of next-generation improvised musical art should benefit from the advanced ideas presented here."
--James D. Armstrong, Jr., Jazz Now Magazine
"On Music Speaks, guitarist Scott Hesse presents a kaleidoscope of styles that could only come from a composer with a wide range of ideas and creativity."
--Brad Walseth, JazzChicago.net
Contrast To the Madness