Maroney, Denman

Denman Maroney, 2020CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 66
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Denman Maroney is inspired by nature on Martingale, his latest release with Steven Frieder on reeds, Ratzo Harris on bass, and Bob Meyer on drums. This is more free jazz than bebop but it’s an engaging set as the musicians play off of each other, dancing in harmony tune after tune. What makes it work is the separation of instruments on solos, just one dominant phrase at a time, allowing the space to radiate the message on the mind of the musician. They wrap the set with “Time’s Out”, an edgy tune with Denman playing hyperpiano, inside the box on the strings as well as on the keys, unusually enticing for the right mindset.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services