Month: February 2018

Takaaki: New Kid In Town

Pianist Takaaki Otomo leads a fresh sounding trio with Noriko Ueda/b and Jared Schonig/dr through a mix of covers and originals. His touch is optimistically swinging, both modern and traditional on his own pieces as Schonig’s cymbal adds a pulse…

Alberto Pibiri: Jazz Legacy

Pianist Alberto  Pibiri leads a swinging quartet with Paul Gill/b, Paul Wells/dr, Adrian Cunningham/ts-cl and some guests on a swinging mainstream album. Pibiri’s touch hints of the joyful aplomb of Oscar Peterson or Gene Harris as on the gospel grooved…