Critically acclaimed guitar-driven instrumental power jazz rock trio Eddie Arjun (formally known as ARJUN) release their 5th album, Transition (Pheromone Records)
Following the success of their album Gravity, Transition continues the artistic evolution of one of New York City's most exciting and original bands, featuring the masterful guitar work and deeply expressive compositions of Eddie Arjun Peters. Transition is an outstanding continuation of Eddie Arjun's bold sound and style, rooted in carefully crafted melodies which tell resonant stories without words.
Eddie Arjun has been trailblazing their own hybrid of rock, groove, and improvisational jazz since 2003. Eddie Arjun fuses the raw, electric power of rock and blues with the finesse of improvisational jazz, resulting in a delicate balance of intricately crafted melodies backed by powerhouse musicianship.
Eddie Arjun released a trilogy of albums, Gravity (2016), Core (2014) and Space (2013), featuring special guests Corey Henry (Snarky Puppy, Kenny Garrett, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck), Scotty Hard (MMW, Sex Mob, Bjork, De La Soul) reaching the top 5 on the Jamband/Relix Radio charts.
Eddie Arjun has garnered comparisons to artists such as Charlie Hunter, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, David Gilmore, Warren Haynes, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. - The Word
"For three guys, Eddie Arjun makes some pretty colossal statements. Something memorably hummable is never far away." - Relix Magazine
"Cogent and contagious, the pulsing rhythms are delicious, and Eddie Arjun Peters' talent on the axe is magnificent, putting him in the same category as Clapton, Hendrix, Van Halen, Trower, Page, Bolin, etc. He's in the pantheon of guitar gods. And Eddie Arjun's's music is spectacular." -Huffington Post
"...goes way beyond good and great, entering the rarefied realm of fabulous" - Blogcritics
"Excellent instrumental rock." - Sea of Tranquility
"This is an example of how jazz emerges in any genre when a spiritual connection is made with the gods of infinite possibilities." -KUCI 88.9FM - Personal Pitch
About Scott Thompson Thompson served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York for almost a decade. With a background in broadcast journalism, Thompson’s voice and work has been heard on the Associated Press Radio Network, the Mutual Broadcasting network and NBC-AM New York, on The Morning Show. His experience spans radio, television, print and the internet. Thompson co-produced the New Haven Jazz Festival from 1994-2000. A prolific writer, Thompson has contributed to DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, and the All Music Guide. He penned the CD liner notes to Herbie Hancock Head Hunters, Weather Report 8:30, George Duke Brazilian Love, Stan Getz The New Collection, The Essence of Maynard Ferguson, and The Essence of Al DiMeola. Scott is one of the original members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Editor’s note: Style Quarterly is very pleased to make the connection with Scott and values his enthusiastic support of Jazz.