Denny Zeitlin is an American jazz pianst and composer. He's recorded more than 35 albums, including more than 100 original compositions.
The part-time nature of Denny Zeitlin's music career hasn't harmed his pianistic abilities one iota, as this trio date for the discerning Japanese market demonstrates. Beautifully recorded, with world-class support from Buster Williams (bass) and Al Foster (drums), the album is mostly set in the thoughtful, harmonically complex idiom now identified with Bill Evans but with outbreaks of swinging fervor. There are two original Zeitlin tunes - 'There and Back,' with a definite Evans flavor, and the more unpredictable wanderings of 'Canyon.' The rest of the tunes are Great American Songbook favorites, jazz standards (Zeitlin is particularly inventive and swinging on John Coltrane's modified blues 'Cousin Mary'), and the traditional token bossa nova (A.C. Jobim's 'Triste'). A conservative record, yet quite beautiful.
- 180g Vinyl
- Mastered by Venus Hyper Magnum Sound: Shuji Kitamura & Tetsuo Hara
- Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
- OBI Strip
- Made in Japan
- As Long As There's Music
- There And Back
- They Can't Take That Away From Me
- Cousin Mary
- I Fall In Love Too Easily
Recorded at Clinton Studio "A" in N.Y. on December 5, 1997.