Roberto Magris: Shuffling IvoriesBy
Blake is represented by a pair of his pre-Swing Era classics, "Memories of You" and "The Chevy Chase," Hill by two versions of his charming ballad, "Laverne." Magris contributed three burnished originals"Shuffling Ivories," "Clef Club Jump" and "Italy" (the last a nod to his home country and Italian-American artists such as Lennie Tristano, George Wallington, Vido Musso, the Candoli brothers, Sal Mosca, Carl Fontana and Tony Bennett). Rounding out the inclusive session are Clarence Williams' assertive edict, "I've Found a New Baby," pianist Billy Gault's well-grooved "The Time of This World Is at Hand," Cal Massey's bilateral "Quiet Dawn" and Trudy Pitts' buoyant "Anysha," from Rahsaan Roland Kirk's album Other Folks' Music (Atlantic, 1976).
Magris, who has more than thirty albums under his belt, adapts easily to any style, from ragtime to swing, stride to blues or soul to bop, lending depth and variety to the enterprise, while Hochberg is an unerring alter ego, plucking or bowing (as on "Quiet Dawn") with acuity and assurance. Together, they make Shuffling Ivories an unequivocal listening pleasure.
Shuffling Ivories, I've Found A New Baby, Clef Club Jump, Memories Of You, The Time Of This World Is At Hand, Quiet Dawn, Laverne, Anysha, Italy, The Chevy Chase, Laverne-Take 2
Roberto Magris: piano; Eric Hochberg: bass.
Roberto Magris, piano, Eric Hochberg, acoustic bass
Title: Shuffling Ivories | Year Released: 2021 | Record Label: JMOOD* RECORDS
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