David Haney Quartet: Caramel Topped Terrier (2002)
It took this writer a while to warm up to Haney's rather choppy chord progressions and often-superfluous statements. An acquired taste for sure, but a lack of continuity surfaces on more than a few occasions, yet there are some heated and curiously interesting moments. In the liners, Haney prefaces the primary intentions of these separately recorded sessions with allusions to atonality and rhythmic underpinnings. Even so, some of these pieces prove to be rewarding where other areas seem a bit hedonistic or aloof.
Track Listing: 1.The Marionette 2.Caramel Topped Terrier 3.Spider Hunt 4.Blues In The Rain 5.Faster Piazzolla 6.the Bicyclist 7.Dialogus 8.Speedway 9.Faster, Pussycat, Kill 10.Span The Distance 11.Nine-Eights 12.Black Swan
Personnel: David Haney: piano
Record Label: Cadence Jazz Records
Style: Modern Jazz