Stephens, Chip

Capri, 2007CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 13.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The trio is Ken Walker (b), Todd Reid (d) and Chip on piano. This is finger-popping music starting with Horace Siler’s “Cookin’ At The Continental”. They change pace on Chip’s own “Pretty Little Puppet” and settle down even more on “Smiles Surrender”. Walker gets in a bouncy solo on “Everything I Love” before Chip and Todd trade solos midstream. They are again cooking on Tyner’s “Passion Dance” No matter what they play; Stephens has a swinging style that livens it up.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz