Don Friedman Quartet: Match Point
The cuts of note on this disc include a strolling take on Lester Young's "Tickle Toes", a slow Tad Dameron's "If you Could See me Now", and a lazy "Time After Time" (with some fine Alyse Levy vocals). Butts' dry tenor is a perfect mate to Friedman's intelligent and swinging playing. Friedman's compositions are smart and sassy, exuding hubris common to the Hard Bop he is promoting. Match Point is a good disc in an ocean of good discs. Not heads and shoulders above, but still worth a listen. Enjoy.
Track Listing: Tickle Toes; If You Could See Me Now; I'll Remember April; There's No Such Thing As Love; Almost Everything; Ricardo Bossa Nova; Round Midnight; Green Dolphin Street; There's That Rainy Day; Match Point; Travelin; Prelude To A Kiss; Time After Time; S. S. Cool. (Total Time: 70:17)
Personnel: Don Friedman: Piano; Tom Butts: Saxophone; Frank Ferreri: Drums; Gary Mazzaroppi: Bass; Alyse Levy: Vocals.
Record Label: TBR Records