Naim Jazz, 2009, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Laurence Hobgood is the consummate pianist and a joy to listen to. He pairs up with bassist Charlie Haden, already a legend, to perform songs of the heart. The program includes classics and originals by Hobgood and Haden all done tastefully. Guest artist Kurt Elling adds the vocal instrument on three tracks adding a special dimension notably on “Daydream”. The interaction between Kurt and Laurence on “Stairway To The Stars” is dazzling! In fact the performance of all of the musicians during this set is stellar. Although the mood is mostly blue, we enjoyed listening, more than once!
Publicist: Jazz Promo Services