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E.S.P. Jazz / Press

“A guitar trio that simply owns it! Serious jazzers with deep chops”

““ESP is talented and versatile. They mixed standards and originals to fill the square with very cool jazz.” “One of the top 10 Best CDs from Central NY””

“ESP is a group of extremely talented and competent musicians who quite obviously take their jazz seriously —as equally straight-ahead as it is contemporary. Time’s Up is a fine piece of work that both contemporary fans and jazz purists can easily enjoy.”

"Without hesitation, ESP is the Best Contemporary Jazz Group to emerge from Upstate New York since Spyro Gyra exploded on the National scene three decades ago. These guys are the real deal!" - Frank Malfitano founder & producer, Syracuse Jazz Fest past producer, Detroit International Jazz Festival

““Clearly inspired by the tradition of true jazz improvisation, yet “Time’s Up!” glistens with a modern sound.””

Jazziz Magazine

“5 STARS! "Time's Up!" is nothing short of awe-inspiring.The time has come to stop looking for the next big thing, and toss e.s.p.'s "Time's Up!" into your stereo. You'll thank me later.”

-Christopher Llewellyn Adams - Cashbox Magazine

““Time’s Up is a fine piece of work that both contemporary fans and jazz purists can easily enjoy.” ”

““This set swings and grooves in such a wonderful way that it’s hard to resist it throughout. Well worth checking it out.” ”

“ESP is excellent, where have these guys been hiding? They deserve all the exposure they can get! ”

- Peter Kuller - Radio Adelaide - Australia

““Karl and his musical colleagues Brian Scherer, John Magnante, Matthew Vacanti and Barry Blumenthal have created a CD that's rewarding to listen to. Whether this is an introduction to their music or a souvenir from a "live" gig, you will enjoy the music on this album! Bravo, Karl and company." ”

famous drummer - - Peter Erskine