The Jim Hershman Trio: 342 (2002)
The trio moves smoothly throughout the session with a mixture of standards and Hershman originals. Hershman’s playing is colorful as he delivers liquid solos and chord phrasings with speed and control. Colley a rising star, provides solid bass lines and a few outstanding solos. The rhythm is glued with finesse by nice work from drummer Wollenson. The trio swings with class and flair on the timeless Billy Strayhorn tune “UMMG”. Other selections such as 'Three for two" showcase Hershman’s mellow cool and the enduring spirit of Lee Konitz sax adds a refreshing layer of sound with warm solos that interact with the smooth vibe of the entire setting.
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Track Listing: 1. Nubie and N
Personnel: Jim Hershman - guitar; Scott Colley - bass Kenny Wollenson - drums; Lee Konitz - alto sax
Record Label: Sea Breeze Jazz