208

Joe Gilman Trio: Time Again: Brubeck Revisited (Volume One)

Dr. Judith Schlesinger By

Sign in to view read count
Joe Gilman Trio: Time Again: Brubeck Revisited (Volume One) What a treat this is: jazz that is brilliantly executed, intriguing, and actually... fun. The incomparable music of Dave Brubeck has been lovingly transformed and updated on Time Again without losing its original essence. Take it from the composer himself?after hearing the CD, Brubeck wrote: "I am truly amazed with the trio's imaginative interpretation of my music. I laughed and hollered out loud at every track, hearing their rhythmic, harmonic, and swinging versons of my tunes."

It's a tickle to hear the classic "Rondo a la Turk" in the trio's conception; it begins like the original, then heads off into a brand new landscape. Gilman does a splendid solo treatment of the familiar "In Your Own Sweet Way," which has been increasingly covered in recent years. Howard Brubeck's "Theme for June," a wistful ballad that was always one of my favorites, gets a new pulse and a fresh coat of paint. But for those not familiar with Brubeck's work, the music shines on its own with imagination and joy.

Joe Gilman has great technique, soul, and sensitivity. He was a finalist in four Great American Jazz Piano Competitions, twice a Jazz Ambassador, and also teaches at the Brubeck Institute; his list of performing credits reads like a Who's Who of Jazz. Gilman is joined here by two sterling young musicians, barely out of high school, who have already played at national and international jazz festivals; the trio is absolutely top-notch. Given that Brubeck sent Gilman all of his published work, and this CD is marked "Volume One," we can happily anticipate more such goodies in the future.


Track Listing: Blue Rondo a la Turk, Weep No More Tender Woman, For Iola, In Your Own Sweet Way, Theme for June, Recuerdo, Love and Anger, Darius, Curtain Time

Personnel: Joe Gilman (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), Justin Brown (drums)

Year Released: 2004 | Record Label: Sunnyside Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read The MUH Trio – Prague After Dark CD/LP/Track Review The MUH Trio – Prague After Dark
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Les Deux Versants Se Regardent CD/LP/Track Review Les Deux Versants Se Regardent
by John Sharpe
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Molto Bene CD/LP/Track Review Molto Bene
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 23, 2017
Read Fellowship CD/LP/Track Review Fellowship
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 22, 2017
Read E.S.T. Symphony CD/LP/Track Review E.S.T. Symphony
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 22, 2017
Read "Kansas City Here I Come" CD/LP/Track Review Kansas City Here I Come
by Victor L. Schermer
Published: February 10, 2017
Read "Jersey" CD/LP/Track Review Jersey
by Hrayr Attarian
Published: July 9, 2016
Read "Dawg Yawp" CD/LP/Track Review Dawg Yawp
by Jim Trageser
Published: October 29, 2016
Read "Disappearing Day" CD/LP/Track Review Disappearing Day
by Edward Blanco
Published: August 9, 2016
Read "Prick of the Litter" CD/LP/Track Review Prick of the Litter
by Doug Collette
Published: January 28, 2017
Read "Super Petite" CD/LP/Track Review Super Petite
by Glenn Astarita
Published: July 17, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!