Sweet Science is a sweet ethereal trip with a classic greasy organ-guitar trio minus the grease (this is not to say that the disc does not swing, it does, in spades). The music provided by Messrs. Goldings, Bernstein, and Stewart is complete sophistication. The music would fit well as the soundtrack of a very hip science fiction program. The opening "Asimov" is expansive and angular with probing guitar lines by Bernstein supported by Golding's ultrahip underpinning. Nine bright originals and a single standard (Burt Bacharach's "This Guy's In Love With You," superbly retro) make up this state-of-the-organ-trio recording so appealing. The music is fresh Post Bop that is never boring. It grooves tastefully.
His longtime trio mates guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Bill Stewart join Goldings for the festivities. They have previously released three other trio recodings on Palmetto. These include As One (PM 2068, 2001), Voodoo Dogs (PM2061, 2000) and Moonbird (PM2045, 1999). Bernstein plays with a round, softened tone that showcases his confidently grand attack. Bill Stewart provides a transparently steady swing, providing just the necessary accents. The sum total of the part of this recording is fine music, finely played.
Track Listing: Asimov; Sweet Science; Solid Jack; Lookout; This Guy's In Love With You; Chorale; Pegasus; Gnomesville; Spring Is Here; Come In And Play. (Total Time: 73:53).
Personnel: Larry Goldings-- Organ; Peter Bernstein-- Guitar; Bill Stewart-- Drums.
I grew up listening to my father's Jazz records and listening to radio. My dad was a musician for many years as a vocalist, bassist and drummer. His two uncles played in the Symphony of Reggio Calabria back in Italy
I grew up listening to my father's Jazz records and listening to radio. My dad was a musician for many years as a vocalist, bassist and drummer. His two uncles played in the Symphony of Reggio Calabria back in Italy. So music and jazz specifically have been a part of me since I was born. I love and perform in all styles of music from around the world. Improvisation in jazz is what drew me in, and still does as well as other genres that feature improvisation. A group of great musicians expressing themselves as one is the hallmark of great jazz and in fact all great music.