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.
|1.||You Are My Everything (Harry Warren) 4:19|
|2.||I'm Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern / Jimmy 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 (Bert Kalmar / Harry Ruby) 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] by Max Bolleman Recorded July 4, 2007 in Monster, The Netherlands [1,5,6,9] by Max Bolleman