A couple of Arbors regulars have once again lent their talents to fulfill the promise of the title of this album. High Energy is exactly what is delivered in this action-packed album of piano, bass and drums. Derek has put together an outstanding performance on the album, and with the smooth blending of his talents with those of Nicki Parrott and Joe Ascione has produced a finger-snapping, toe-tapping delight for anyone willing to take the trip.
In the words of Dr Chuck Berg of the University of Kansas, " High Energy is agas!"
There is a wide range of styles represented on this disc. Samba, Big Band, Classical all adorn the listener on the journey through this album. Each cut is masterfully executed with a succinctness not often seen in instrumental Jazz, and the bittersweet tone of some of the music brings the sense of love tinged with melancholy.
Track Listing: Like Someone in Love; How Deep is the Ocean?; Fools Rush In; Girl Talk; Doxy; Lazy Afternoon; On Green Dolphin Street; Alone Together; Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most; Here's That Rainy Day; Let's Fall in Love; I Love You; Teach Me Tonight; Theme from the Second Movement of "Concerto de Aranjuez"; St. Thomas
I was first exposed to jazz by my father, who was a rabid fan when he was younger, in the early to mid 1950's. We lived in NYC and he was a regular at places like the Village Vanguard and Birdland. One of his favorite stories involved meeting Charlie Parker and Miles on 52nd St
I was first exposed to jazz by my father, who was a rabid fan when he was younger, in the early to mid 1950's. We lived in NYC and he was a regular at places like the Village Vanguard and Birdland. One of his favorite stories involved meeting Charlie Parker and Miles on 52nd St. Needless to say, Jazz and Blues were always on the stereo in our home. I was steeped in these exciting sounds, and they make up some of my earliest memories.