(Contemporary Jazz, Piano Trio) [CD] Mike Longo (with Bob Cranshaw & Lewis Nash) - Step On It - 2014, FLAC (tracks), lossless

(Contemporary Jazz, Piano Trio) [CD] Mike Longo (with Bob Cranshaw & Lewis Nash) - Step On It - 2014, FLAC (tracks), lossless
Step On It

Жанр: Contemporary Jazz, Piano
Страна-производитель диска: USA
Год издания: 2014
Издатель (лейбл): Consolidated Artists Productions
Номер по каталогу: 1046
Аудиокодек: FLAC (*.flac)
Тип рипа: tracks
Битрейт аудио: lossless
Продолжительность: 57:17
Источник (релизер): спасибо i6Respawns
Наличие сканов в содержимом раздачи: нет
01. Impressions
02. Poinciana
03. Step on It
04. Nefertiti
05. Ana Maria
06. Cantaloupe Island
07. Black Narcissis
08. Black Nile
09. My Ship
10. Blue 'n Boogie
11. Tico Tico
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Summary 99,73% CDDA
Об альбоме
If you want to hear what pianist Mike Longo enjoys, and how he thinks, you listen to his big band—The New York State Of The Art Jazz Ensemble—which is featured on Live From New York! (Consolidate Artists Productions, 2013); if you just want to hear Mike Longo, you listen to this trio.
Step On It is the third go-round for this group, following Sting Like A Bee (Consolidated Artists Productions, 2009) and the trio-plus-guests To My Surprise (Consolidated Artists Productions, 2011). Both of those albums contain plenty of familiar songs, as does this standards-heavy date, so some might wonder what can really be said here that hasn't been said before. The answer comes through the music and with an analogy that Longo makes: The veteran pianist shrewdly notes that "jazz is like a baseball game." Nothing is really new, yet things are different every single time the ball is in play. Participants in both scenarios react to different stimuli, creating something unique every time they get together play.
Longo and his well-seasoned teammates—bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Lewis Nash—immediately make it clear that they're looking to do their own thing with many of these songs. They start the album with a slower-than-usual swing-funk take on John Coltrane's "Impressions" and a version of "Poinciana" that has no Vernell Fournier beat beneath it. As things continue, Longo and company continue to play with expectations, striking close to the norm on some tunes and taking a divergent path on others.
The band waltzes its way through Joe Henderson's "Black Narcissus," delivers a from-the-mold take on Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island," and visits the work of Longo's erstwhile employer with a driving take on trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's "Blue N' Boogie." While plenty of greats are referenced during this program, saxophonist Wayne Shorter's work gets the most attention. His enigmatic-yet-universal tunes prove to be great choices for this group, as Longo and company deliver a mellow "Nefertiti," an elegant, Brazilian-laced "Ana Maria," and a buoyant-and-lively "Black Nile."
Nobody knows exactly what will happen when players like Longo, Cranshaw and Nash get together, but it's easy to ballpark it and safe to say that some sparks will fly. That they do during Step On It. (Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz)

Mike Longo • piano
Bob Cranshaw • bass
Lewis Nash • drums
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