Geoff Keezer: Zero One (2003)
This is not the typical collection of standards and original compositions. Nor is this strictly a Hard Bop tome. Keezer swings out to the creative stratosphere with playing that approximates an impressionistic/expressionistic axis that approaches Ravel and Debussy closer than Oscar Peterson or Junior Mance. Whether it is his introverted "These Three Words" or extroverted "Maple Sugar Rays," this disc is something special. Keezer blends mood-using sampling giving his piano the power to mimic percussion, string instruments, and reeds. "Sleep Flying" uses these effects to a great effect, showing Keezer to be an important voice in the jazz piano village.
Track Listing: These Three Words; Venus Is A Boy; Sleepfly; Life On Mars; Footprints; Asadoya Yunta; Fracture; Cybergrrrl; Black And Tan Fantasy; Maple Sugar Rays; Wild Card; Blood Count; Across The Universe; Hibiscus; Letdown/Hypnogong.
Personnel: Geoff Keezer: piano.
Record Label: Dreyfus Records