Gradient is the latest album by the Jesse Dietschi Trio. The album is an opportunity to travel along a continuum between modern jazz and contemporary classical chamber music, adjusting position as they navigate compositions that blend these styles.
Trio leader, bassist, and composer Jesse Dietschi is an international touring and recording jazz artist who also serves as a top-call extra musician with both the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Canadian Opera Company. Joined by pianist Ewen Farncombe and drummer Ethan Ardelli, the compositions featured in Gradient draw from Dietschi’s extensive training in both the jazz and orchestral fields to create lush and colorful auditory narratives exploring a wide range of emotional responses.
Gradient was self-released on bandcamp earlier this month. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jesse about the influences for the album, recording the album, and other great insights about the album.
Gradient‘s album release concert will take place on November 21, 2023 at Toronto’s Jazz Bistro at 8:00pm. For guaranteed sitting, contact the venue directly.