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Kellaway, Roger / Many Open Minds Of, The
Album:Many Open Minds Of, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kellaway, Roger Added:11/2019
Label:Ipo Recordings 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-11-28 
Reviewed: 2019-11-28
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Roger Kellaway is a jazz pianist of formidable improvisational technique that is given full voice in his own trio. The seven extended length tracks, all of which are well known jazz and popular music standards, are interpreted in an expressive and harmonically arranged manner reminiscent of 1950s piano/guitar/bass trios, Then they crush each one. Not bad for a man who just turned 80.
If You Like: Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole, Konrad Paszkudzki
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
***1/ 52nd Street Theme (5:02) – bass starts> uptempo jam swings into lightning fast> piano solo> guitar solo> lightning fast jam> quick stop
**Have You Met Miss Jones (10:25) – piano starts slow, swings to midtempo then uptempo> piano solo> guitar solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> piano & guitar trade riffs> crescendo end
*3/ Doxy (9:21) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> midtempo jam> guitar solo> fast tempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam slows to fade
***4/ Take Five (9:37) – piano starts> midtempo jam> swings uptempo> piano solo swings to fast tempo> guitar solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*5/ Take The “A” Train (12:12) – (applause) piano solo starts> midtempo jam> bass solo> midtempo jam> guitar solo> uptempo jam> piano & guitar trade riffs> crescendo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
*6/ Night And Day (6:07) – guitar starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> guitar solo> uptempo jam> fade
***7/ Caravan (9:56) – piano starts fast> lightning fast jam> piano solo> guitar solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.52nd Street Theme 4.Take Five
2.Have You Met Miss Jones 5.Take The 'a' Train
3.Doxy 6.Night And Day
 7.Caravan