Matt Lavelle – conductor, composer, trumpet, flugelhorn, alto clarinet, Anaïs Maviel – voice, Lee Odom -Clarinet, soprano saxophone, Charlie Waters – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Ras Moshe – tenor saxophone, concert flute, bells, Tim Stocker – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, Mary Cherney – concert flute, alto flute, piccolo, Laura Ortman – violin, Gil Selinger – cello, Anders Nillson – electric guitar, 11-string alto guitar, Jack DeSalvo – producer, banjo, mandola, John Pietaro – Vibraphone, xylophone, bodhran, congas, bongos, percussion, Chris Forbes – piano, François Grillot – double-bass, Ryan Sawyer – drums.
Pat Hall – TIME REMEMBERED (THE MUSIC OF BILL EVANS): Pat’s trombone work is just “kickin’” on this great tribute to the music of Bill Evans. …and very nicely complemented by organ from Greg “Organ Monk” Lewis, guitar from Marvin Sewell and drums by Mike Campenni. Tunes like the splendid opener, “Gloria’s Step“, will bring memories of jazz the way it was meant to be! Solid jazz that will please your ears & have you finger/toe tappin’ right along with these excellent players. I’ve reviewed various CD’s with Greg’s organ on them, & this is definitely among the best. I totally dug the vibe on the laid-back & bluesy “Spring Is Here“… a very nice groove to be in. The 8:42 “Peri’s Scope” got my vote for favorite track of the seven presented for your jazz listening pleasure. I give Pat & crew a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97. Get more information at Pat’s website. Rotcod Zzaj