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seven conversations Named Echoes May CD of the Month

The Echoes May CD of the Month is a collaboration between trumpeter Jeff Oster, guitarist Vin Downes and multi-instrumentalist Tom Eaton. Back in 2017, FLOW came into our studio to play live. At the same time, three musicians in FLOW, Jeff Oster, Vin Downes and Tom Eaton, did a live, improvised set of ambient music. Read More

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Kathy Parsons Reviews seven conversations for Mainly Piano

seven conversations is a truly outstanding collaborative album by Jeff Oster (flugelhorn and trumpet), Vin Downes (electric guitar) and Tom Eaton (keyboards and bass). All three musicians are very well-known artists in their own right with solo albums as well as...

Peter Thelen Reviews seven conversations for Exposé Online

In March of this year I ended my review of the trio’s previous release, then known as Departure (a live recording from John Diliberto’s Echoes radio show in 2017) thusly: “Sadly, that’s all there is, nineteen minutes only, Departure’s only recording to date, but...

S. Victor Aaron Reviews seven conversations for Something Else!

Three major figures of the New Age scene combine forces making music in an unusual way for the genre. The aptly titled Seven Conversations chronicles the meeting of Jeff Oster (flugelhorn), Vin Downes (guitar) and Tom Eaton (keyboards and bass), doing what they do...

John Diliberto from Echoes Reviews seven conversations

Improvising in an ambient space is something that doesn’t happen so often, especially if you intend on staying in that space and not, say, dropping in Black Sabbath power chords or John Coltrane sheets of saxophone sound. Miles Davis did it with “He Loved Him...

Will Ackerman Reviews seven conversations

I suppose it doesn’t hurt that SEVEN CONVERSATIONS is created by three of my best friends;  Jeff Oster (horns), Vin Downes (guitar) and Tom Eaton (keyboards).    After listening to the entire project three times now, I can say in all...