Malinverni, Pete

Saranac Records, 2017CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 24.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Pianist Pete Malinverni assembles a core trio with bassist Ben Allison and Akira Tana on drums accentuated by guest artists on three of the ten selections. The music is centered on the concept of“Heaven, the place where we can find rest, relief and joy. The music includes traditional spirituals, several fresh arrangements and Maliverni’s own “Psalm 23”. John Faddis (t) brightens up “Come Sunday”; Karin Allison (vocals) blesses us on “Shenandoah”; and Steve Wilson (sax) adds swing to “Wade In The Water”. We also enjoyed “People Get Ready” and the title track in a set that suggests the mood for a place we all desire!


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz