Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Shame, Shame, Shame
Jon H. Luthro | Portland, OR USA | 05/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's too bad (a shame, even) that an album like this, by an American artist, costs so much to obtain. It's costing $35 at the time I write, and though jazz is priceless to me, it also comes at a price. If you find it used in a record store, jump fast.
This is most stellar piano work, and a tight, tight trio. The trio is Ted Rosenthal (p), Billy Drummond (d), and Mike Formanek (b). They move as one through the many complicated tempo changes laid out in "Strike Up the Band."
Elsewhere it's shimmering piano lines and beautifully rendered ideas on either of the two originals, "Slippin and Slidin', or "Primrose Path." Both are exciting and inventive, residing within the mainstream of post-bop jazz. The trio here again is sharp and subtle. They can swing hard and whisper softly. Besides the orginals, listen to them dig in with ferocity on a deep groove on "All The Things You Are."
This is good mix of reflective and more outgoing songs. As a listener, I can't wait to hear what new idea will come up next, even as the most beautiful ideas stream past and I want to hold on to them. The thoughts are well articulated, but they come by quickly, so this is a recording for repeated listening and enjoyment.
I think that might be one of the things I love about Ted Rosenthal most; I find myself wanting to hear it over and over, like a discussion led by a famous professor, because I don't want to miss even one note of the valuable things being said.
Dig this recording, people, if you can get it for something less than the ridiculous price they are seeking at present.