Ear to the Grindstone
Jesse Bartlett-Webber is an innovative, young musician in the jazz tradition, infused with melodicism and unique rhythmic texture. His music embodies talent and integrity, but most of all, heart. From the triumph of rip-roaring rock guitar solos to the refined brilliance of the string quartet, each ensemble approaches Bartlett-Webber\'s imaginative compositions with a captivating sincerity. \'Ear to the Grindstone\' is a child born of many influences: from Beethoven to Charlie Parker, from Gershwin to Jimi Hendrix: in Bartlett-Webber\'s world, these musical greats all put aside their stylistic differences to stand side-by-side in the interest of reaching the masses through their art. This album is not for the elite or pretentious; it is a celebration of music as a universal language: a beckoning call to lovers of all traditions of music.