John Brown: Quiet Time (2014)
And so progresses this disc through Lonnie Smith's ..."and the Willow Weeps, Oscar Peterson's "When Summer Comes" and, interestingly, Elvin Jones' "A Lullaby of Itsugo Village" with Codrington muted and Miller playing tenor. Pianist Gabe Evens solos with angles smoothed by block chords and a slow tempo enforced by Brown and drummer Adonis Rose. "You Don't Know What Love Is" is treated as the standard it is, played in that smoky, late-night way one would expect to hear Tony Bennett sing it with well-chosen vocal filigree and obbligato. Quiet Time accomplishes what it sets out to do: to create and maintain a suspended mood of late night thoughts between well- directed notes.
Track Listing: Come Live With Me; Quiet Time; ...and the Willow Weeps; When Summer comes; A Lullaby of Itsugo Village; You Don’t KNow What Love Is; When October Goes; Theme for Monterey; Lost.
Personnel: John V. Brown: bass; Ray Codrington: trumpet, flugelhorn; Brian Miller: saxophones; Gabe Evens: piano; Adonis Rose: drums.
Record Label: Brown Boulevard Records