A trio with two thrilling musicians, John Murchison (bass), and Leonid Galaganov (drums).  The sources of the music range from jazz to pure free improv and even, on one track, Shostakovich.  You can purchase it either digitally for $10 (on Bandcamp at the link below) or physically ($15 including shipping in the US, $20 Canada, $25 Elsewhere on Earth) by clicking on the button below.  You get a pdf of the CD liner notes with the digital purchase, so you’re not missing any info either way.  Thank you and enjoy!

Physical CD:

This marks my first time leading a duo session – and another rewarding collaboration with an instrumentalist and improvisor of the highest order – the great trumpeter, Aquiles Navarro, originally from Panama City, where he studied under the great Vitin Paz.  This session was relaxed and uncluttered – the results will intrigue with repeated listenings.

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I am so proud of my first duo release, with me on piano and saxophonist Blaise Siwula (who plays on tenor, alto, and soprano on this recording) on No Frills Records.  We recorded this in an amazing session at Wombat Studios, Brooklyn, in August 2015.  Please buy it by clicking on the Paypal button below!


The most recent release under my own name (2015), is the 2008 recording Some Ones, on Cadence Records, which can be purchased directly from me right here for $15 – You pay on PayPal and I will mail you the CD – it’s that simple.  Thank you!


I also lead The Shrine Big Band, and our only CD to date, Swamp Music (recorded in 2012, released the following year) was recently praised by Donald Elfman of The New York City Jazz Record, who writes:

“It’s a dynamic and pleasing blast to the ear to hear a big band presenting structured yet free music and going from abandon to quietly dazzling with smart ensemble writing and first-rate solos”. (October, 2015)


You can also buy Swamp Music from me here for $15.  I thank you so much in advance!

You can purchase my other four albums at www.klompfoot.comThe Witch Man (2003)Rooftop Reveries (2004), Eric Plaks with Strings (2007),  and The Eric Plaks Five Live at Bronx Community College (2009).

Simply click the link, then type “Eric Plaks” in the first search box, and the albums will appear.

Album Covers In Order of Recording Date:

2003 – The Witch Mancover170x170

2004 – Rooftop Reveries  51lkIG154tL._SX425_

2007 – Eric Plaks with Strings  ericplaks2

2008 – Some Ones  786497576128-1

2009 – Live at Bronx Community College  unnamed

2012 – The Shrine Big Band – Swamp Music  PX00ZL3WXX

2015 – Blaise Siwula/Eric Plaks – Time In Time In cover

2016 – Eric Plaks/Aquiles Navarro – Windows To The World Beyond

2016 – The Eric Plaks New Trio – Sun and Shadow  

Pianist, composer, and co-founder of The Shrine Big Band. Welcome to my website! Please enjoy my posts to the right, and click on the menus above them to access all the cool features of this site!