Rob Schneiderman: Edgewise
Schneiderman’s art is one of understated elegance and over the course of his previous eight Reservoir sides he has evolved into a singular pianist of great merit. This new affair is simply a trio date with bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Winard Harper, although there’s nothing routine about the results. What’s particularly rewarding are three new interpretations of some seldom done Bud Powell lines, including “Cleopatra’s Dream,” “I’ll Keep Loving You,” and “Blue Pearl.” The interaction among the three men is engaging (caught very well on tape by engineer Jim Anderson, by the way), the program moves along with a divergent ebb and flow, and we get another rock-solid entry in Reservoir’s long standing New York Piano series.
Track Listing: Cleopatra's Dream, Edgewise, Just One of Those Things, I'll Keep Loving You, What Is This Thing Called Love, Bud Powell Boulevard, In Walked Bud, Blue Pearl, Blues in the Closet, I'll Remember April
Personnel: Rob Schneiderman (piano), Ray Drummond (bass), Winard Harper (drums)
Record Label: Reservoir Music