Bill Charlap Trio – Notes From New York (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:05 minutes | 1,06 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Verve Int’l
One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis. Charlap and Bennet recently collaborated on a record of Jerome Kern songs and now, over nine classic songs, Charlap’s new album, Notes from New York, provides an accomplished and generously warm sample of the talent of this inimitable musician.
As a unit, this must be one of the best piano trios ever, and certainly as instantly recognisable as any of its great predecessors. Charlap’s touch on the keyboard is light, almost stealthy, even when playing full chords, but always firm, clear and beautifully articulated. With the spirited support of bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington (famously unrelated), the total effect is just perfect. As always, Charlap’s playing provides convincing proof that it is still possible to create fresh but pertinent treatments of well-known standard songs. The son of a songwriter and a singer, he has an instinctive feel for the idiom. His versions here of I’ll Remember April and A Sleepin’ Bee are masterly.
01 – I’ll Remember April
02 – Make Me Rainbows
03 – Not A Care In The World
04 – There Is No Music
05 – A Sleepin’ Bee
06 – Little Rascal On A Rock
07 – Too Late Now
08 – Tiny’s Tempo
09 – On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Produced by Bill Charlap. Recorded & Mixed by James Farber.
Recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC June 1-2, 2015.
Bill Charlap – piano
Peter Washington – bass
Kenny Washington – drums