High quality straight ahead jazz Dave Miller Trio – THE MASK-ERADE IS OVER: I’ve been reviewing Dave’s high quality straight ahead jazz for years now, most recently with Rebecca DuMaine on their diverse “Someday, Someday” album… I didn’t find any LIVE videos (that would be nice to see for the next album, Dave), but you can listen to the entire release by clicking the album cover below…
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For this splendid jazz session, Dave’s piano is joined by bassist Andrew Higgins and drummer Bill Belasco, and as you listen to their performance of Irving Berlin’s “Be Careful It’s My Heart“, you’ll realize that you’re in jazz heaven… jazz DJ’s across the globe will already know that and will be plugging this high energy tune into their playlists on a regular basis!
You can literally hear the affinity these players have for each other as you scope out “Estate” (a tune I hadn’t heard before)… since it only clocks in at 3:21, you’ll be hitting “replay” often, I expect.
The trios’ performance on Charlie Parker’s “Yardbird Suite” is totally invigorating and refreshing… if you’re not tapping your fingers & tapping your toes by the second bar, I’ll be mightily surprised!
You will definitely hear shades of Bill Evans as you listen to the trio performing Evans’ “The Opener“… in fact, it only took a couple of bars for me to know that my personal choice for favorite of the fourteen great songs offered up is this one… there’s a real “spring in Dave’s fingers” as he plays this classic tune.
I give Dave and the trio a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this most memorable album. Get more information on Dave’s page at Summit Records label. Rotcod Zzaj
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