sesshin with James McLaughlin

sesshin with James McLaughlin


"Pure down-tempo ecstacy." - Damani Harrison, The Hook


Combining instrumental jazz with some of Virginia's best acoustic musicians, sesshin melds musical elements of Jazz, Funk, Latin and Folk. Bringing a Jam-Band energy to the Jazz aesthetic, sesshin features Charlottesville based drummer James McLaughlin teaming up with John D’earth, members of Old School Freight Train, Agents of Good Roots, Modern Groove Syndicate and Fair Weather Bums. James is honored to release the debut self-titled album, which he engineered and produced at his studio, Mountainside. In addition to the stellar line up of musicians, Chapman Stick master Greg Howard contributed his talents to mixing and mastering the album. sesshin performs regularly as a quartet as well as in various line-ups for clubs, festivals, and private events in the mid-Atlantic and beyond.


sesshin (2005)
1. Boru-bi-doo
2. Sans Humanite
3. Wabi
4. Kuhl Funk
5. Talk About Suffering
6. Be My Neighbor
7. I'll Remember You Love
8. Meditation #2
9. Soul Scenario

Set List

Funky, Jazz Standards, Latin and World Musics
We cover Bill Frissell, Joshua Redman, Soulive, Radiohead and others
sesshin can develop a specific song list for your event. Email for more information