Ron Carter: When Skies Are Grey...
Part of Carter's inner sanctum for a few years now, much of the creative weight and harmonic support falls on the shoulders of pianist Stephen Scott and he demonstrates a maturity level and poise that is rare among today's younger musicians. Delicate and all pretty on "Besame Mucho," Scott can then touch a nerve with a bluesy lick or two as he does on a completely transformed "Cubano Chant." Providing the extra flavorings to this Latin-tinged concoction, percussionist Steve Kroon keeps the shakers and bongos percolating underneath, while drummer Harvey Mason's restrained support maintains a cool and tranquil ambiance.
Track Listing: Loose Change, Besame Mucho, Caminando, Que Pasa, Corcovado, Cubano Chant, Mi Tiempo.
Personnel: Ron Carter: bass; Stephen Scott: piano; Harvey Mason: drums; Steve Kroon: percussion.
Record Label: Blue Note Records