Lively groovin’ jazz piano Chris Rottmayer – Sunday at Pilars

Lively groovin' jazz piano Chris Rottmayer

Lively groovin’ jazz piano Chris Rottmayer – SUNDAY AT PILARS:  If you’re an avid fan of jazz piano, you’ll find Chris’s lively groovin’ piano style very much to your liking… this is his third album, though it’s my first exposure to his total keyboard talent.  To get an up-close and personal view of Chris in action, check out this solo piano video first…

If you enjoyed that, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Chris’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find many more great performances – I did it right away.

One of the most mellow iterations of Hoagy’s “Skylark” I’ve ever heard is performed by Chris in superb style… I have no doubt that jazz DJ’s ’round the globe will find this one attractive, and add it for constant rotation in their playlists!

When you are yearning for some “hip”, tunes from Mingus will always fit the bill, and the swingin’ style that Chris and his bandmates offer up on their 5:05 rendition of “Nostalgia in Times Square” will make it a personal favorite for you (just as it did for me)… this one is already getting LOTS of “replay” action here in my Zzaj Morning Calm review studio.

In addition to Chris’s stellar keyboard work, you’ll also hear Walt Hubbard doing drums, Charlie Silva on bass and Jack Wilkins’s tenor saxophone… their touching performance on Chris’s original tune, “Trocadero“, made it my personal favorite of the dozen delightful songs Chris offers up on the album… the pacing on this piece is absolutely exquisite!

I give Chris and his bandmates a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98… get more information on Chris’s website.       Rotcod Zzaj

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