Pirouet Records Presents : Bill Carrothers and Super Group "Contact"

"Pianist Bill Carrothers brings together one hell of a trio with the inclusion of Drew Gress on Bass and Bill Stewart on Drums. Highly recommended for jazz and bop lovers!"

(Damian Erskine, Bass Musician)

"Pianist Bill Carrothers has crafted a different type of homage with Joy Spring, using the piano trio format to flesh out some malleable constructions of songs associated with trumpeter Clifford Brown."

(Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz)

"No doubt this recording will bring more attention to Carrothers, as well as the legacy of Brown and Powell."

(Brad Walseth, JazzChicago.net)

CD "Joy Spring" is a jazz adventure, sensitive and thrilling, soulful and surprising. The trio takes a new look into each piece, and in the process comes up with totally organic forms. It is a highly individualistic reflection of a very unique magic.

Bill Carrothers piano
Drew Gress bass
Bill Stewart drums


"Five on One": the work of five friends. Five musicians who can find each other in the dark and thereby have developed an intense interplay characterized by an intimate warmth. These are gorgeously harmonious, masterful recordings played by musicians who could care less about what happens to be in vogue. Five radical individuals who play as one

Dave Liebman tenor & soprano saxophone
John Abercrombie guitar
Marc Copland piano
Drew Gress bass
Billy Hart drums