Eric Revis

One of the most talented and accomplished musicians of his generation, Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer Eric Revis has firmly established himself as an important voice in jazz. Branford Marsalis states, “Eric’s sound is the sound of doom; big, thick, percussive.” Scores of musicians across various disciplines agree. Revis has performed and recorded with Betty Carter, Peter Brötzmann, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jason Moran, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steve Coleman, Ralph Peterson, Lionel Hampton, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Cyrille, and Tarbaby, the experimental trio he tri-leads with Orrin Evans and Nasheet Waits, as well as another trio, Options, also with Waits, and Bennie Maupin.

Manning the bass chair with Branford Marsalis’s powerfully flexible quartet since 1997, Revis has recorded eight albums with the ensemble in addition to touring the globe with them many times over. Revis has also recorded eight brilliant albums as a leader including 2004’s Tales of the Stuttering Mime and 2009’s ​Laughter’s Necklace of Tears both of which reveal his impressive range as a musician and composer. These were followed by five back-to-back releases on the Lisbon-based label Clean Feed: ​Parallax (2012 with Ken Vandermark, Jason Moran, and Nasheet Waits), ​City of Asylum ​(2013 with Kris Davis and Andrew Cyrille), ​In Memory of Things Yet Seen (2014 with Bill McHenry, Darius Jones, and Chad Taylor), ​Crowded Solitudes (2016 with Kris Davis and Gerald Cleaver), ​Sing Me Some Cry (2017 with Ken Vandermark, Kris Davis, and Chad Taylor). 2020 will see the release of a quintet recording led by Revis and bringing together frequent collaborators Bill McHenry, Darius Jones, Kris Davis, and Chad Taylor to be released on Ms. Davis’s Pyroclastic Records.

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”Eric Revis is one of today's true masters.” —Chris Hovan, All About Jazz

“Voted the Best Debut Disc in 2004” —All About Jazz

“Eric stretches the jazz fabric without ripping it apart. The results are a greatly varied….thoroughly rewarding and entertaining set.” —Jazz Times

“Mr. Revis... along with the drummer Jeff Watts, gives that group its tight, smacking sound. His vision of jazz begins with a strong rhythm section, and he has used Mr. Watts as the drummer on his own first album. But he is also one of jazz's relativists, interested in importing other sounds and forms and rhythms, and to this end he uses a dozen extra guests outside of his group in his original music.” —New York Times

“I've been waiting for this album, and my hunch is confirmed: Eric Revis is an exciting bandleader who can stomp on the bass without overshadowing his ensemble

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The Intangible Between

Smoke Sessions Records
2020

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Slipknots Through a...

Pyroclastic Records
2020

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Sing Me Some Cry

Clean Feed
2017

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Crowded Solitudes

Clean Feed Records
2016

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Eric Revis: In Memory...

Clean Feed Records
2014

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In Memory Of Things...

Clean Feed Records
2014

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