Described as "one of the best debut recordings" (The JazzMann) and with "an aura of maturity beyond his years" (Jazzwise) the 23 year old pianist, Eddie Gripper, brings his band to Zeffirellis Jazz Club as part of his 2024 UK album tour. The compositions featured on the debut release ‘Home’ (written by Gripper during lockdown) encapsulate the warmth of childhood memories and tackle the challenging themes of maturity and grief. Metrically challenging grooves are paired with rich, elegant harmonies, culminating in an outcome that is both provocative and gratifying. Each piece is a journey through time and space - beginning and finishing at a familiar and comforting destination before moving onto new or subtly developed ideas.
“Eddie Gripper, unusually for his age, has an uncommon ability to sit with understatement in his music. Gestures can be used sparingly and musically and he plays and writes very dynamically allowing his trio to interact naturally, and indeed to shine. A musical voice that brings talent and modesty to the table- I look forward to hearing lots more from Eddie and his trio over the coming years.”
“In it’s maturity of approach and deftness of execution, Home is a significant achievement by any standards” - ★★★★