Criss Cross Jazz 1296 CD

Peter Beets

New Groove

Available: September 18, 2007

Peter Beets' fourth Criss Cross release features the pianist at the helm of a piano, guitar and bass trio.

This novel configuration produces a rhythmically diverse take on American Popular Songbook favorites, jazz standards, and Beets' original compositions. The disc's eleven tracks encompass relaxed pre-bop swing, modern up-tempo excursions, and sensitive balladry.

Bassists Reuben Rogers and Ruud Jacobs, and guitarists Joe Cohn and Martijn van Iterson, excel as accompanists and soloists.

Beets consistently plays on a level that earns him a place in the upper echelon of young pianists.

Peter Beets
Barcode 8 712474 129621
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Peter Beets (P)
Joe Cohn (G) [2,3,4,7,8,10,11]
Reuben Rogers (B) [2,3,4,7,8,10,11]
Martijn van Iterson (G) [1,5,6,9]
Ruud Jacobs (B) [1,5,6,9]

1. You're My Everything (Harry Warren / Mort Dixon / Joe Young)  4:19
2. I'm Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern / Johnny Mercer)  5:17
3. Blues For Giltay (Peter Beets)  5:44
4. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck)  7:16
5. They Say It's Wonderful (Irving Berlin)  4:21
6. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)  6:14
7. Three Little Words (Harry Ruby / Bert Kalmar)  4:42
8. Easy Listening Blues (Nat King Cole)  6:30
9. Parker 51 (Stan Getz)  5:33
10. But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke)  7:35
11. Tricotism (Oscar Pettiford)  5:16

Total Time: 63:27
Recorded April 10, 2007 in Brooklyn, NY, USA [2,3,4,7,8,10,11]
Recorded July 4, 2007 in Monster, The Netherlands [1,5,6,9]
Engineer: Max Bolleman & The Masters (mastering)
Producer: Gerry Teekens