Arturo O' Farrill Trio: A Night In Tunisia
O’ Farrill provides the listener with a sense of endearment on “The Shadow Of Your Smile” while pursuing lush harmonies and animated lines on “Poinciana”. However, the teaming of Mraz and Berrios alludes to the winning edge as this world class rhythm section maintains a brawny and thoroughly exhilarating pulse amid O’ Farrill’s thoughtful spins on these well-known works. At times, the pianist rekindles fond memories of Errol Garner as he performs with refined elegance and unswerving zest via his artful and altogether sincere approach to these oft recorded standards. Here, the trio offers the best of both worlds as they aggregate harmonious themes with controlled firepower.
* * * ½ (out of * * * * *)
Record Label: 32 Records