martes, 14 de marzo de 2017

Mike Richmond Cello Quartet - The Pendulum (SteepleChase Records 2017)



Mike Richmond, Grammy Award-winning bassist with vast experience with leaders such as Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Jack DeJohnette, Gil Evans, Chet Baker to mention a few, leads here his own group with cello as his instrument for the first time. Cello as a jazz instrument is still a rarity but its history goes back to the 50s when Oscar Pettiford broke new ground. Richmond put together this all-Pettiford-composition album to honor the pioneer.

“…Dance for Andy is one of those rare CDs that sustain interest through a 70-minute-plus duration.” (Richard Cook & Brian Morton – The Penguin Guide on SCCD 31267)

“Richmond is as nimble fingered and resourceful a bassist we have heard in some time.” (New York Daily News)

01 THE PENDULUM AT FALCON’S LAIR 6:43
02 CELLO AGAIN 6:21
03 TWO LITTLE PEARLS 8:59
04 LAVERNE WALK 6:18
05 WHY NOT? THAT’S WHAT? 7:29
06 TRICOTISM 7:01
07 TAMALPAIS LOVE SONG TO THE WINDS 7:33
08 MY LITTLE CELLO 6:39
09 OSCALYPSO 8:53

MIKE RICHMOND cello
PETER ZAK piano
JAY ANDERSON bass
BILLY DRUMMOND drums