by Peter Burke for Locavore Jazz
The Eric Hirsh Quartet is a true band: I’ve heard this group play as often as any around here. Before the gig started Eric asked the sound man if the band sounded “balanced”. They are. Eric’s a fine composer & pianist; Aaron Hill’s alto playing blows me away; drummer Stephen Coffman manages the complex rhythms of Eric’s rhythms; while bassist Pete Kimosh holds the bottom line in sync with all.