With Taylor Eigsti's new CD, Let It Come to You, the pianist-composer-bandleader takes another giant stride forward as a significant new voice in the jazz world, and at 23, he stands tall among a select few of his generation, who are in the midst of establishing themselves as the jazz stars of the future.
With this, his sophomore outing, and follow-up release to his 2006 breakout debut CD, Lucky to Be Me, for Concord Records, Eigsti says that this now is the record that I've always wanted to make. Indeed, Let It Come to You reveals Eigsti as an adventurous artist who, while steeped in jazz tradition, is also committed to advancing it. As he writes in the CD's liner notes, his compositions provide a glimpse of the new type of music that I am currently gravitating toward and convey the emotional concepts behind their inspiration.
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It is always a joy, not to mention quite reassuring, for any serious acoustic jazz cognoscente to happen upon a young interpreter of the music that not only masters its tradition, but significantly develops his own voice and sound....Be prepared to be blown away.
- Martin Gladu, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
He's the most amazing talent I've ever come across. Remember him.
- DAVE BRUBECK
I was more than impressed by 'Let it Come to You.' I was taken aback by the rich musical experience I had just heard. This is one recording not to be missed, trust me.
- Edward Blanco
There comes a time in every former prodigy's life when they have to be judged on their output as an adult