...a writer of gorgeous and engaging tunes, and a first rate pianist leading a distinctively interactive trio.
Inspired by the experience of adding a string quartet to his trio for several compositions on his "Altered Narratives" recording, pianist Danny Green devoted himself to creating a body of work for his expanded ensemble. With a vivid blend of jazz, classical, and Brazilian elements in his composing already, the added textural possibilities allow Green to further explore orchestration and the blurring of genre and musical influence for surprising and satisfying results. "Green's eloquent eclecticism - a gift that includes writing anything from celebratory blues to meditative reflections to composing for a string quartet - illuminates his sparkling new release..." - WNPR
1. Time Lapse To Fall - 5:57
2. As The Parrot Flies - 6:11
3. One Day It Will - 7:13
4. View From The Sky - 5:22
5. Lemon Avenue - 9:21
6. November Reveries - 7:18
7. Sifting Through The Silence - 6:26
8. October Ballad - 5:36
9. Snowy Day In Boston - 4:52
10. Down And Out - 5:52
All Tracks composed by Danny Green / Alante Recordings, ASCAP
Danny Green - Piano
Justin Grinnell - Bass
Julien Cantelm - Drums
Kate Hatmaker - Violin
Igor Pandurski - Violin
Travis Maril - Viola
Erica Erenyi - Cello
Produced by Danny Green
Trio Recorded by Talley Sherwood at Tritone Recording, Glendale, CA
String Quartet Recorded by Peter Sprague at SpragueLand, Encinitas, CA
July 5-6, 2017 and August 20, 2017
Mixed & mastered by Peter Sprague at SpragueLand
Photography by Oleg Gekman, Markus Spiske, Sasha Israel
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
4 1/2-STARS Charlie Parker, alto saxophonist/bebop pioneer, got the ball rolling on the adding of strings to jazz. This went down in the late 1947 through 1950, on a pair of releases on Mercury Records introducing the sound of the Yardbird backed by a symphony orchestra. These sets were later compiled by Verve Records and issued in 1995 as Charlie ...
Rifftides (Doug Ramsey)
Pianist Green's earlier album Altered Narratives put strings with his trio on three tracks. The melding with a string quartet worked nicely. One Day It Will carries the idea to album length, with excellent arrangements by Green and smooth interaction among a string quartet and the trio featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm. A ...
Jazz Weekly (George W. Harris)
RINGER OF THE WEEK Pianists seem to always dream about doing a trio album with strings. Well, Danny Green makes a dream come true, as he wisely avoids the use of the string quartet for "support," but makes the team of Kaet Hatmaker/v, Igor Pandurski/v, Travis Maril/vi and Erica Erenyi/cel an intrinsic part of the collaboration. Green's got a g ...