Seven Shades of Violet (Rebiralost) – Album Release Show


In this very special, official album release show, San Francisco Bay Area based pianist, keyboardist, and composer, Michael Echaniz, and his malleable ensemble, dubbed “Rebiralost”, will present music from his critically-acclaimed debut album, Seven Shades of Violet, rearranging the densely-layered original compositions and arrangements for the intimate spontaneity of the acoustic-electric piano trio. Don’t miss this one!

Michael Echaniz – Piano, Synthesizer
Jeff Denson (Lee Konitz, Brian Blade, Joe Lovano) – 5-string Electric Bass, Vocals
Dillon Vado (Art Lande, Dave King) – Drum set

★★★★ “This is simply great, challenging music.” – Brian Morton, DownBeat

“Seven Shades of Violet is not just a collection of individual compositions; it’s an intricately constructed and musically complex masterpiece.” – Steven James, Jazz in Europe

On September 8th, 2023, Ridgeway Records released Seven Shades of Violet (Rebiralost), the stunning debut jazz album from San Francisco based pianist, keyboardist, and composer, Michael Echaniz, in the wake of a prolonged health crisis. Well over an hour in length, this epic conceptual work features the core contributions of producer, bassist, and vocalist Jeff Denson, drummer and percussionist Dillon Vado, and primary vocalists Danielle Wertz and Molly Pease with an array of special guests, including features from saxophonist Dann Zinn, percussionist Silvestre Martinez, and the strings of Friction Quartet. Symmetrically constructed, the nine original compositions and two arrangements feature a wide variety of synesthetic moods and acoustic-electric textures, drawing inspiration from mathematics, history, Basque heritage, and existential crisis. Accessibly melodic, rhythmically complex, melancholic, introspective, cathartic, often maximalist, Seven Shades of Violet presents a bold contribution to the futurist, contemporary jazz scene.

Seven Shades of Violet (Rebiralost) is made possible through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by InterMusic SF, and supported by the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation; and was supported by New Music USA’s Creator Development Fund in 2022- 23.