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Copland, Marc / New York Trio Recordings, Vol. 3: Night Whispers
Album:New York Trio Recordings, Vol. 3: Night Whispers Collection:Jazz
Artist:Copland, Marc Added:04/2009
Label:Pirouet Records 

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-05-03 
MARC COPLAND: Night Whispers
Pirouet, 2009

MODERN PIANO TRIO – Remarkable interaction here, in the third of pianist Copland’s excellent “New York Trio” series. This time he pairs with bassist Drew Gress, who gracefully envelops Copland’s delicate, near-tragic piano, while drummer Bill Stewart expands and contracts space in seamless elasticity. Achingly tender, strikingly different, deeply serious but utterly magnetic. This is one helluva record.

Marc Copland - piano
Drew Gress - bass
Bill Stewart - drums

* * * * * | All excellent. Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

1. 1:59 – solo piano ballad, dappled light tinged with worried dissonance
2. 8:35 – soft and sad, suspended over a pulsating quiet, lots of depth in solos
3. 7:59 – restrained uptempo tune saturated with rich, vivid harmonic colors
4. 2:51 – another version of #1, runs in quick divergent streams
5. 6:58 – Miles Davis classic, spacious, all muted tones & prismatic refraction
6. 6:42 – slow, mysterious: tiptoes carefully thru tall grass, picks up later
7. 7:06 – odd rolling groove sneaks in, scatters like dust, returns. Great drums!
8. 2:12 – another version of #1, spectral and haunting, a disturbed echo
9. 6:33 – mid/uptempo levitation with nifty dialogue, everyone has lots to say
10. 7:31 – standard, tiptoes and pirouettes, relatively straight nightclub sound

[ Fo ] 05/03/09

Track Listing
1.Emily (Take One) 6.Like It Never Was
2.The Bell Tolls 7.Space Acres
3.Night Whispers 8.Emily (Take Three)
4.Emily (Take Two) 9.Scattered Leaves
5.So What 10.I Fall In Love Too Easily