Cary Kilner's Picks: Volume 21
David Hazeltine Trio
Here is another trio tune from this tasty pianist, continuing to demonstrate his debt to Cedar Walton. However, the head itself is a 16-bar structural and harmonic variation of blues that then moves into a traditional blues format for the blowing choruses.
Click here to listen to For Cedar
Chick Corea Trio
If this isn’t a tour-de-force, I don’t know what is. Vinnie Colaiuta replaced Dave Weckl in Chick’s long-standing acoustic power trio during the 2000s and plays with just as much vigor. I knew Vinnie back in my Boston days and he spent his practice time studying Tony Williams, which gave him the great hand-foot independence we now see and hear (but was actually begun by Elvin Jones. And it is always nice to see the musicians playing on a clip like this one.
Click here to listen to Humpty Dumpty
Double Date and Simplicity
I don’t know any of these musicians, but they sure kill it on this first tune. It’s a quintet with tenor and vibes; unusual but certainly musical. Great pianist. Check out the second cut, a septet from another CD. Then check everything out on both CDs.
Click here to listen to Double Date
Click here to listen to Simplicity
Adam Glaser Trio
I Got a Name
We resurrect an old 1973 tune by Jim Croce in a gorgeous performance by this pianist, who I did not know. Enough said.
Click here to listen to I Got a Name
Chick Corea/Steve Gadd Band
Here is some modern funk done for you by jazz masters. Check out some interesting synthesizer work starting around 6:00. If you really want to hear Chick and Steve playing in the mainstream, check out Three Quartets with Michael Brecker and Eddie Gomez!
Click here to listen to Chick's Chums
Here is an interesting version of one of Chick’s tunes we first heard way back in Volume 2 of my posts.
Click here to listen to Amanda's Rhumba