The Jazz Session #594: Paul Edis

I want to preface this interview by saying that I don’t care much for the hype machine or popular opinion and am led, predominantly, by my interest in an artist and the question of whether or not I enjoy their music. Such was the case when a publicist contacted me about one of their artists-a capable musician with a pretty banal musical approach. I explained to the publicist the kind of music I enjoyed and she cleverly pitched me another of her artists, the Durham-raised, London-based pianist Paul Edis. I hit ‘play’ and was captivated for the duration of Paul’s new album “The Still Point of the Turning World.” The solo piano record is all at once reflective, with a lilting charm, and an ability to encourage the listener to pause and slow down. Suffice to say, I wanted to talk to Paul about his beautiful compositions, his trajectory, and his creative approach. Thanks to all the publicists who persevere and pitch with thought!

Show Notes:
– Dig Deep
– Nobody Else But Me
– Muddle Through
– If I Knew (Feat. Jo Harrop)
– Start Over

The Still Point of the Turning World” is out on Lateralize Records now
Buy it here

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Author: Jason Crane