Projects
Jeff Crompton
Sataraš Quartet is a jazz quartet with a difference. Sataraš plays traditional Balkan tunes, originals, and jazz “covers” no one else touches, all with intensity and unity of purpose. Saravejo-born guitarist Eddie Beho is the sparkplug of the group; he’s joined by Crompton on saxophone and keys, Colin Bragg on bass, and drummer Blake Helton. Click on the picture to go to sample their Errors and Omissions album.
© 2016 - 2020

Three

Way

Mirror

Buddy Bolden

The Edgewood Saxphone Trio brings together three of the best saxophone players in Atlanta: Jeff Crompton on alto, Ben Davis on tenor, and Bill Nittler on baritone. The EST plays original, edgy, jazz- based music, with the occasional Steve Lacy or Ornette Coleman tune thrown into the mix. Click on the picture to go to the trio’s website.
Three Way Mirror brings together three old friends from the Atlanta music scene - Jeff Crompton on saxophone and clarinet, John Arthur Brown on congas, and Bill Pritchard playing all the bass instruments - string bass, electric bass, and tuba. 3WM plays Crompton originals (both brand new and 40 years old!) and selected jazz classics by the likes of Monk, Ornette Coleman, and Coltrane. Click on the picture to hear the group’s unique New Normal album.

Edgewood

Saxophone

Trio

Buddy Bolden is a short chamber composed in 2018. Planned for concert presentation in 2020, the global pandemic necessitated a pivot to web presentation. The opera, featuring the Edgewood Saxophone Trio and a stellar cast, is available for viewing as a YouTube playlist here. Click on the picture to go to the official website of the opera.

Jeff

Crompton

Trio

The Trio finds Jeff teamed with the legendary Bob Stagner (a founding member of the Shaking Ray Levis) on drums and the amazing bassist Evan Lipson, one of that instrument’s most imaginative and innovative players. The trio plays original music ranging from freebop to ballads to totally improvised pieces. Click on the picture to check out the Trio’s Magic Word album.

Composition

In recent years, Jeff has been increasingly involved in composing more formal music - what is usually called “contemporary classical.” His compositions have been performed not just in the Southeast, but in California, Como, Italy, and Seoul, South Korea. Clicking the picture will take you to the “Sound and Video” page, where you can view performances of “So Long” for solo saxophone and “Prelude and Fugue” for toy piano.

Sataraš Quartet