Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Jeff Hellmer, a two-time finalist in the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, joins forces with bassist John Fremgen and drummer Wayne Salzmann II to create Escape, an album of jazz piano trio music. 'Escape' features originals from each of the trio's members, ranging from straight-ahead swing to contemporary jazz selections. 'Escape' follows up on Hellmer's earlier trio release, 'Peak Moments', declared by at least one critic as "an exciting addition to the modern jazz piano catalog."
Personnel: Jeff Hellmer (piano); Wayne Salzmann II (drums).
Audio Mixers: Jeff Hellmer; Kevin Benoit; Wayne Salzmann II.
Liner Note Author: Jeff Hellmer.
Recording information: The Butler School of Music Recording Studios.
Photographer: Nathan Russell.