Jeff Cosgrove Thinking Drummer

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Near Disaster featuring Jeff Cosgrove, Drums; Matthew Shipp, Piano; William Parker, Bass. The follow up to 2014’s Alternating Current and the final recording from this trio!

“The communication between the three musicians seem telepathic; each player not only does his “own thing” but also works towards a common goal – creating memorable interactions that listeners can return to time and again, hearing new connections each time.” – Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

Hunters & Scavengers featuring Jeff Cosgrove, Drums; Scott Robinson, Saxophone; Ken Filiano, Bass. A recording of spontaneous conversations with a surprising take on an Ornette Coleman classic!

“Put plainly, Hunters & Scavengers is about three very good musicians venturing out into the unknown, using telepathy and deft tactics. They arrive at their destination together, but the journey is where all that goodness is found.” SomethingElse Reviews

Conversations with Owls featuring Jeff Cosgrove, Drums; Frank Kimbrough, Piano; Martin Wind, Bass. A recording group conversations and featuring unique arrangements of two beautiful standards!

“Drummer Jeff Cosgrove’s Conversations with Owls is an ode to twilight and dark coming on dawn, a percussively melodic tone poem — thanks also to the sensitivity of pianist Frank Kimbrough and the sturdiness of bassist Martin Wind — in which the musicians’ curiosity, insight, originality and interactions address silence and secrets, arriving at unusual beauty.” – Howard Mandel, Jazz Journalist Association + DownBeat

Alternating Current featuring Jeff Cosgrove, Drums; Matthew Shipp, Piano; William Parker, Bass. A recording focused on spontaneous composition with masters of the medium!

“If Cyrille, Taylor, Motian and their ilk have laid the foundations for more than one generation that followed in their wake, then Cosgrove, Shipp and Parker with their powerful, open dialogue are building bridges that will span the years to reach generations to come. ” – Ian Patterson, All About Jazz

Motian Sickness – The Music of Paul Motian featuring Jeff Cosgrove, Drums; John Hebert, Bass; Mat Maneri, Viola; Jamie Masefield, Mandolin. Recorded in February of 2011, the album has received universial praise from the jazz press!

“It was not intended but turned out to be one of the best tributes to our century’s most outstanding drummer/composer, the late Paul Motian. His genuine spirit is deeply reflected in their music.” – Kenny Inaoka, JAZZ TOKYO

Video – Complete performance of One Time Out!

Live Performances:

10.9.15 – Jeff Cosgrove – Matthew Shipp – William Parker recorded at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD as part of the Creative Differences Piano Festival.

Ivo Perelman – Live in Baltimore Ivo Perelman – Matthew Shipp – Jeff Cosgrove recorded at the An Die Musik in Baltimore, MD.