Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
105

Larry Goldings Trio: Sweet Science

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count
Larry Goldings Trio: Sweet Science Adventurous mainstream jazz need not be cast from the same old stuff we've been listening to for 50 years. Larry Goldings ensures that tradition remains solid, as the backbone for everything he creates. However, with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart, he pushes the envelope beyond the point where many of today's leaders remain satisfied. Goldings ensures that jazz won't become stagnant. Even lovely classic tunes such as 'This Guy's In Love With You' and 'Spring Is Here' receive a partial facelift. The trio smokes. And yet, their allegiance to mainstream jazz never falters. Bernstein is a lyrical guitarist who interprets unspoken words through nuance. Stewart brings to the session a light touch and firm foundation. Goldings employs distinctive changes in volume and intensity for effect. Together, the trio reaches out to connect with its audience in natural fashion. For his fifth recording with this band, Goldings has decided to infuse several selections with eerie science fiction thoughts. 'Chorale,' 'Come In and Pray,' 'Sweet Science' and 'Lookout' each contain a few reminders. But it's not an album themed for one specific element. The session includes funk and fun, loose ensemble interplay and highly creative solo passages.


Track Listing: Asimov; Sweet Science; Solid Jack; Lookout; This Guy's In Love With You; Chorale; Pegasus; Gnomesville; Spring Is Here; Come In and Pray.

Personnel: Larry Goldings- organ; Peter Bernstein- guitar; Bill Stewart- drums.

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Palmetto Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

CD/LP/Track Review
Multiple Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Interviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Ramshackle Serenade
Ramshackle Serenade
Pirouet Records
2014
buy
When Larry Met Harry
When Larry Met Harry
Cafe Society
2011
buy
In My Room
In My Room
BFM
2011
buy
Quartet
Quartet
Palmetto Records
2006
buy
Sweet Science
Sweet Science
Palmetto Records
2002
buy
As One
As One
Palmetto Records
2001
buy
Bill Evans Bill Evans
piano
Michael Brecker Michael Brecker
sax, tenor
John Scofield John Scofield
guitar
Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith
organ, Hammond B3
Brad Mehldau Brad Mehldau
piano
Chris Potter Chris Potter
reeds
McCoy Tyner McCoy Tyner
piano
Joshua Redman Joshua Redman
saxophone
Joe Henderson Joe Henderson
sax, tenor
Geri Allen Geri Allen
piano

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus
Support our sponsor

Sponsor: Motéma Music | BUY IT  

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.