Denny Zeitlin – Live at Mezzrow (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:42 minutes | 1,4 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sunnyside
Intimacy of The BluThe current iteration of the Denny Zeitlin Trio was born for a large stage but finds itself at home in all settings. The ever-evolving Trio finds a special location in time and place whenever it meets. But, their incredible impact is best heard in intimate environments, as evidenced by their new release, Live at Mezzrow.
The great pianist/composer Denny Zeitlin originally assembled this ensemble in 2001 when he was asked to present a trio performance at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. Having recorded a recent album together, the great bassist Buster Williams, was a natural choice. The drum chair was intended to go to Al Foster, but when he proved unavailable, Zeitlin happily discovered the remarkable Matt Wilson.
Wilson appeared the evening before the performance and Williams just moments before curtain. The energy of their first time playing together, right there on stage, was infectious and their connection undeniable. The Trio has now been together for over eighteen years and, though their performances are rare, due to scheduling complexities and Zeitlin’s responsibilities as a psychiatrist, the group continues to grow together whenever they meet, evolving from the space they last left.
Zeitlin’s broad musical interests, from modern classical and electronic music to torch songs, funk, free improvisation, and the blues, are easily attended by the duo of Williams and Wilson. Williams’ sense of time and swing are essential to the propulsion of the group, while Wilson’s energy and willingness to go anywhere musically keep the music exciting and entertaining.
1. Denny Zeitlin – The Man I Love (Live)
2. Denny Zeitlin – Echo Of A Kiss (Live)
3. Denny Zeitlin – I Mean You (Live)
4. Denny Zeitlin – The Star-Crossed Lovers (Live)
5. Denny Zeitlin – 10 Bar Tune (Live)
6. Denny Zeitlin – Dancing In The Dark (Live)
7. Denny Zeitlin – Isfahan (Live)
8. Denny Zeitlin – Intimacy Of The Blues (Live)
9. Denny Zeitlin – Paraphernalia (Live)