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.
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Barcode 8 712474 129621
You Are My Everything (Harry Warren) 4:19
I'm Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern / Jimmy Mercer) 5:17
Blues For Giltay (Peter Beets) 5:44
In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck) 7:16
They Say It's Wonderful (Irving Berlin) 4:21
Nuages (Django Reinhardt) 6:14
Three Little Words (Bert Kalmar / Harry Ruby) 4:42
Easy Listening Blues (Nat King Cole) 6:30
Parker 51 (Stan Getz) 5:33
But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) 7:35
Tricotism (Oscar Pettiford) 5:16
Total Time: 63:27
April 10, 2007
Brooklyn, NY, USA [2,3,4,7,8,10,11]
July 4, 2007
Monster, The Netherlands [1,5,6,9]