”...high-class, intelligent musicianship, always swinging as expected but with a felicitous penchant for framing the familiar in unexpected ways...”
- Marianne Mangan, Michael Steinman's Jazz Lives.
I’ve been especially impressed by the trumpeter, cornetist and flugelhornist Peter Ecklund. As we used to put it, he’s “saying something” when he plays. I've heard Ecklund now in a number of different contexts. He can remind you, at times, of a host of people from Armstrong to Beiderbecke to Harry James to Harry Edison to Art Farmer, but his approach, including a sound that’s multi-textured and rich with contrasts, is totally individuated