martes, 26 de enero de 2016

Mark Soskin - Live at Smalls (2015)


Label: Smalls Live
Source: Dusty Groove


Pianist Mark Soskin's been making music for the past few decades, but emerges here with a wonderfully fresh sound in the setting of the Live At Smalls series – working in this open, unbridled way that seems to bring forth some of his best solos in years, and show off some wonderful group energy too! Mark balances between lyrical, introspective passages and some more dynamic flights on the piano – and works here with a combo that features Jay Anderson on bass and Anthony Pinciotti on drums, plus some bolder tenor from Rich Perry, whose presence really gives the album a deeper current of soul! The choice of material is compelling, too – tunes by Monk, Stanley Cowell, Wayne Shorter, and Miles Davis – often introduced by Soskin in this gentle way, then set fire by the rest of the group. Titles include "Lonely Town", "Cal Massey", "Blackberry Winter", "In A Silent Way", "Miyako", and "Think Of One". 


01. Think Of One   8:16
02. Sometime Ago   7:04
03. Lonely Town   5:56
04. Crazy She Calls Me   9:35
05. Miyako   9:31
06. Cal Massey   8:24
07. Blackberry Winter   6:42
08. In A Silent Way   6:50
Total Plying Time   62:22

MARK SOSKIN, piano
RICH PERRY, tenor sax
JAY ANDERSON, bass
ANTHONY PINCIOTTI, drums 


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