Colella, Jeff & Putter Smith

The American Jazz Institute, 2014CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 20.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Pianist Jeff Colella and bassist Putter Smith are two veteran jazz masters who share a musical conversation with us on Lotus Blossom. The interactive ‘cat and mouse’ improvisation starts on “Desert Passes” and extends through the entire set. The program is a mix of freshly arranged standards with a couple of originals, one each from Putter and Jeff. “The Very Thought of You” “Gone Too Soon” and “All Blues” are standouts in this powerful duo session.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz