Hartley, Craig

Lazarmusic, 2013CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 19.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Ten seconds into the first selection “Dial 411” we know that Hartley is fleet of fingers as he dazzles us sprinting across the keys. He takes a breath on “My Foolish Heart” the lone cover that includes a fine solo from bassist Carlo De Rosa. Craig’s trio is completed with drummer Henry Cole who keeps fine time and punctuates the rhythms. The music is written based on Hartley’s experiences and influences. He stretches out a bit on “Why Not”, “K2?” and reflects playfully on “Just For Me”. This is a fine effort.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services