Steve Kuhn: piano; Steve Swallow: electric bass; Joey Baron: drums
The adroit and sensitive American pianist Steve Kuhn has been changing his famous trio along the years, maintaining his vision and personality within a wide variety of styles.
For this recording, he reunited Steve Swallow and Joey Baron, who had done a staggering job in the excellent “Wisteria” from 2012.
With a refined touch, Kuhn and his peers open with “My Shining Hour”, which flourishes with the appropriate boppish approach, excelling later with a touching version of Quincy Jones’ “The Pawnbroker” and in two originals from the pianist, “All the Rest Is the Same”, delivered with a sensual bossanova feeling, and “The Feeling Within”, played solo.
Less literate and more swinging than its predecessor, this record evenly spreads class, sentiment, and an unrestrained passion.
01 – My Shining Hour ► 03 – The Pawnbroker ► 04 – All the Rest Is the Same