Geoffrey Keezer: Falling Up (2003)
For Falling Up, Geoff Keezer brings in Hawaiian musicians Moanalani Beamer and Keola Beamer for a decidedly far west... way far west version of jazz. These musicians contribute to three breezy island-tinged tunes that are highlights of the present session. Not straying too far, Keezer does employ a standard band of top drawer musicians. Bassist Scott Colley and drummer Karriem Riggins comprise Keezer’s rhythm section. He peppers his eleven-piece recital with talent from Ingrid Jensen on flugelhorn on the title cut and "Navigating by Starlight," vibraphonist Joe Locke on "Mirrim," and Paul Bollenback on guitar on the winsome "Featherfall." Always challenging, Keezer covers "Gollum’s Song" from The Lord of The Rings—The Two Towers ...talk about contemporary. On the whole, this is a very fine release by Geoff Keezer, just what we might have expected.
Track Listing: Falling Up; Shiny Shell Lullaby
Personnel: Geoffrey Keezer
Record Label: MAXJAZZ