Hammer, Tardo Trio / Swinging On A Star
Album: Swinging On A Star   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hammer, Tardo Trio   Added:Aug 2017
Label:Cellar Live  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-08-31 Pull Date: 2017-11-02 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 1 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 03, 2017: Clean Copper Radio
4. Oct 14, 2017: Music Casserole
Sambo Do Brilho
2. Oct 26, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
5. Sep 28, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Swinging On A Star
3. Oct 17, 2017: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Talk
6. Sep 14, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2017-08-29
Straight-up small club jazz by noted New York sideman, Tardo Hammer on piano. With Lee Hudson on bass and Steve Williams on drums, this is a collection of tight arrangements and solid playing of jazz standards. Nothing earth shattering, but there’s a nice rapport between the trio and every track is well done.

*1. Bright mid/upbeat with fast flourishes of piano. Nice.
2. Relaxed but swinging, good solos with a hint of samba.
3. Mid/up blend, nicely subtle with good bass solos.
*4. Fast jazz samba w/ nicely effortless sound from all.
5. Gentle and spare ballad, with a quiet & wistful air.
*6. Tripping fast with bright energy.
*7. Mostly midtempo take on a old chestnut. Nice.
8. Quiet, slow, and melodic w/some light flourishes.
9. Drums lead into quirky mid/upbeat Monk tune.

Track Listing
1. Gone   5. How Are Things In Glocca Morra
2. Numero Uno   6. Little Willie Leaps
3. Swinging On A Star   7. I Found A Million Dollar Baby
4. Sambo Do Brilho   8. Ballad For Very Tired And Sad Lotus Eaters
  9. Monk's Dream