Delightfully inspired jazz piano Charlie Dennard – Deep Blue

Delightfully inspired jazz piano Charlie Dennard

Delightfully inspired jazz piano Charlie Dennard – DEEP BLUE:  What an enjoyable jazz piano pleasure… seven original soulful jazz tunes that lovers of “true jazz” will be spinning over & over again.  Before I get started on this review, though, I’d strongly recommend that you check out an earlier solo piano performance from Charlie (not from this album), so you can see his full-bodied keyboard style…

…be sure to SUBSCRIBE to his YouTube channel, so you can watch him in many different settings.

The straight-ahead jazz licks on the 5:57 “Mojave” make it a very “radio-able” tune, and I’ve no doubt that this will be hitting DJ playlists on jazz stations across the nation… Charlie’s keyboard pacing on this piece is just stellar!

If you’re lookin’ for something with solid blues leanings, you’re going to fall in love with the moving title track, “Deep Blue“, just as quickly as I did… some splendid horn work on this one, too, melded very nicely in with the bass and drums… high-talent, to be sure.

After my second listen through the album, there was absolutely no doubt in my mind what my pick for personal favorite would be… “Joe’s Crusade” features some of the most intimate electronic keyboard work I have ever heard, & is modeled after one of Charlie’s heroes, the great Joe Sample.

I give Charlie & his fantastic players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 for this delightfully inspired jazz experience.  Get more information at Charlie’s website.            Rotcod Zzaj

 

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