Earshot: Rosetta Trio

Earshot Jazz is pleased to present Brooklyn bassist Stephan Crump and his Rosetta Trio. Led by Crump on acoustic bass, the trio is a “string ensemble for the new century” (Donald Elfman, All About Jazz), with Liberty Ellman on acoustic guitar and Jamie Fox on electric guitar. The lack of drums is unexpected, and the ensemble embraces the rhythmic flexibility and challenges it presents. The result is a sound that sits within the liminal space of jazz, avant-garde, and contemporary folk. Formed in 2005 as a response to the aftermath of 9/11, the Rosetta Trio has been exploring deeply personal themes of individual and collective experiences ever since. The trio continues to expand their vision, having released several albums, their latest being Outliers (February 2019, Papillon Sounds).

(photo: Nathan James Leatherman)