After many years of honing his craft and teaching others, Jesse Foster has finally released the musical offering that those of us that know him have been waiting for. Born in Bessimer, Alabama and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Jesse recognized his musical calling at an early age and pursued his own natural course of study, by receiving formal training and absorbing influences from other great artists. He is a singer, songwriter and percussionist extraordinare, with an original composition and arranging style, which conveys deep and personal messages through songs crossing a wide range of musical genres. Although Jesse has worked with and been influenced by many renowned artists,he credits the body of works by master artists like Wes Montgomery,Marvin Gaye,John Coltrane,Smokey Robinson,David Ruffin,Nat'King'Cole and Miles Davis, for having a profound impact on his concepts,musical direction and career. In the seventies Jesses travels brought him to San Francisco where for over thirty years now, his writing performing and teaching has received international acclaim and earned him a special place amongst the unsung heroes of the music scene. Jesse views life as a series of segways, living moment to moment and song to song, never knowing what will happen, but possessing relentless drive and undying faith in his mission. Autumn Song Autumn, a time when the warm laziness of summer fades and the solitary chill of winter looms. Autumn, a period of reflection - for contemplating what's been good, what could have been, what is and what could be. This is Jesse Foster's tribute to that season. This is Jesse's autumn song. Here is a collection of personal statements, distilled into songs imbued with shades both joyous and plaintive: The fragility of love, a promise to the eldest daughter, gratitude for the gifts of each passing day. Jesse's been taking an artistic journey for over 30 years. Crafting songs. Dreaming dreams. Sharing stages with Freddie Hubbard, Friendly Womack Jr., Bobby McFerrin, Edwin Starr and Gil Scott Heron. And in between thousands of sunrises and sunsets, making music for the seasons. - James DeKoven San Francisco, 2009.