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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