CAP, 2009, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Pianist Mike Longo forms a traditional jazz trio with bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Lewis Nash. There is a great mix of material with a Longo bouncing along and Nash adding a spirited solo on “Dahood”; a chilled arrangement of Hancock’s “Tell Me A Bedtime Story”; the “Westside Story Medley” – dedicated to the legendary Oscar Peterson, and three originals notably “Someone to Love”. Cranshaw injects a throaty bass verse on “Love For Sale” and provides a solid anchor on “Speak Low”. There is much to enjoy here and little to skip.
Publicist: Creative Service Company