Pete Malinverni: Of One Mind
The exposure given bassist Dennis Irwin in Malinverni's scheme of things reveals his appreciation of the reliance Evans placed on the many good bass players he used to help deliver his musical message. Listen to Irwin rhapsodize on "What Is there to Say?", one of the several opportunities he gets to show off his skills on the bass. Veteran drummer Leroy Williams applies his drum sticks and swishing brushes appropriately and judiciously throughout the session, always on top, but never dominating.
Malinverni is vocalist Jody Sandhaus' regular accompanist and has worked with jazz artists representing a variety of styles such as Ralph LaLama, Tom Harrell and Don Menza. But clearly he is quite comfortable in the trio format as shown on this highly recommended album.
Track Listing: Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child; I Love You; What Is There to Say?;The Dragon Roller Coaster; Pescara; The End of a Love Affair; If Spring Were only Here to Stay; Blame It on My Youth; Everything I Love
Personnel: Pete Malinverni - Piano; Dennis Irwin - Bass; Leroy Williams - Bass
Record Label: Reservoir Music