Eric Von Essen

Paul Conley from Capital Public Radio reports on the late Los Angeles bass player and composer Eric von Essen. Though little-known outside the L.A. jazz world, a group of friends and players are spreading his music through three CD volumes of The Music of Eric von Essen (Cryptogramophone). (For more information, please visit



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