|Charlap, Bill Trio / Uptown Downtown|
|Add Date:||2017-09-27|| ||Pull Date:||2017-11-29|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||1 Oct|
Review: after 20 years together, this trio is just hitting their stride. Here their chemistry is on full display. Impeccable playing with a touch of whimsy thrown in, outstanding solos. All covers taken to new heights.
If You Like: Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, Dick Hyman
Track Review (favorites denoted by *): *1/ Curtains (7:00) - piano starts> slow tempo jam builds to midtempo, then swings uptempo> quick stop 2/ piano starts> slow tempo & meditative> slow fade *3/ strutting piano starts> midtempo jam> soaring piano solo> quick stop *4/ piano starts> uptempo jam> piano solo> quick stop *5/ piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo swings to midtempo and slows again> slow tempo jam> slow fade 6/ piano starts> midtempo jam> quick stop *7/ piano starts> uptempo jam> lightning fast piano solo> crescendo end 8/ piano starts> slow tempo jam> bass solo> slow jam> slow fade *9/ piano solo starts slow, swings to midtempo, then settles into midtempo off-kilter & stops