Devere Pride Trio: ...As In A Morning Sunrise (2004)
The trio gives Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance an effectively loping treatment, featuring a slurring bowed bass solo from Pride, along with some light and sparkling work from Jung. "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise is, like "My Funny Valentine, a standard that unfailingly coaxes strong performances. The trio presents a jaunty take that features bouncy statements from each performer. Two selections are curiously listed as bonus tracks: "Someday My Prince Will Come, which is sensitively presented as a bass/piano duet; and "Alone Together, which is stretched out, allowing for some contributions from tenor saxophonist Sam Williams.
...As In A Morning Sunrise does not indulge in complex musical theory or controversy. This highly enjoyable, immediately accessible album wears its pleasures on its sleeve.
Track Listing: Softly As In A Morning Sunrise; Have You Met Miss Jones; Smatter; Dolphin Dance; Black Nile; You Go To My Head; This Is For Albert; Lazy Bird; Our Blues; Someday My Prince Will Come; Alone Together; Our Blues
Personnel: Devere Pride-bass; Steve Ellington-drums; Jean-Yves Jung-piano; Sam Williams-tenor saxophone
Record Label: Self Produced