A musician | Denmark | 06/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In Denmark, where this reviewer is from, most people are familiar with names like John Abercrombie and Charlie Haden, considered of course that they are interested in jazz and related music, but not many have heard of Denny Zeitlin, and that's a real pity. Because this guy can really play and is what I would term a real pianist with a capital "P". Astonishing technique and control combined with great imagination, chord voicings and musicianship. This particular album is recorded in Chick Corea's Mad Hatter Studio and nicely produced by Lee Townsend. The music here really gels and Abercrombie plays his best greatly backed by Haden and drummer Peter Donald. The Style on the album varies a bit and where as the first and fourth track has a genuine fusion quality to it (I'm not scared of the word fusion) the remaining tunes are more in a jazz vein. But tunes are really melodic with a good atmosphere and never trivial. All compositions are by Zeitlin except for two tracks and moods vary from powerful to poetic and all the way through this album you'll find a wonderful interaction among the players. Music lovers should check this out - you wouldn't get disappointed."