mighty mellow trio jazz Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio – Dreamsville

mighty mellow trio jazz Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio – DREAMSVILLE: I really consider myself to be one of the luckiest jazz cats on the planet, folks… I’ve been privileged to review both Cory and Jeff before, but this is the first time I’ve heard them work together… they are joined by Christoph Luty on bass and Tamir Hendelman on piano, and as you listen to the mellow & solid strains they perform together on “Lady Wants To Know“, you’ll know you’re in the presence of true musical masters – Cory’s tenor sax on this tune surely reminds me of some of those mighty mellow sessions I first heard Stan Getz play on (back in the day)… simple, but lovely!

If you’re looking for something a bit more on the merry side, you’ll dig into the roots of the 4:16 “Hammer’S Tones“… one of the reason I loved this one so much is because Tamir’s driving keyboards furnish raw energy for each of the players to wail against – & wail they DO, folks!  A totally engaging track that you will be playing over & over again (just as I did)!

When it comes to jazz, it’s “each to his/her own” when it comes to selecting a favorite, but for me it was hands-down the jaunty spirit the group projects on “Robbin’S Nest” that made it my choice… soul-filled jazz that can’t get any better!  I give this great album a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” score of (a perfect) 5.00… meaning that it also gets the “PICK” for “best all-around jazz” album.  Get more information at the Cellar Live page for this release.            Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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  1. Loved this album of straight up jazz. Very mellow and soothing! Listened to it on a long trip! Would buy others by these talented musicians!

    • I agree, Ruth… it’s a stellar album… I’ll pass you some suggestions for other albums that feature Cory and Jeff (I’ve reviewed quite a few of their CD’s, too). Thanks for the feedback!

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