Pianist Danny Grissett, known for his work with Nicholas Payton, Tom Harrell and Vincent Herring, continues to deliver on the promise of his aptly-titled 2006 Criss Cross debut as a leader.
Featuring the same line-up as Promise - sensitive but effervescent bassist Vicente Archer and the equally intuitive and vibrant drummer Kendrick Scott - Encounters finds this young trio mining an interesting mix of original material and jazz standards.
Running the gamut from elegant balladry to grooving soul-jazz and unshakable swing, all with a modernistic approach to harmony, rhythm and composition, the Danny Grissett Trio ensures that modern acoustic jazz remains alive and moving forward.
|1.||Hopscotch (Danny Grissett) 4:45|
|2.||Waltz For Billy (Danny Grissett) 7:44|
|3.||A New beginning (Danny Grissett) 6:07|
|4.||Encounters (Danny Grissett) 5:59|
|5.||Toy Tune (Wayne Shorter) 5:44|
|6.||Sunrise (Danny Grissett) 9:12|
|7.||It Could Happen To You (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) 7:51|
|8.||Never Let Me Go (Ray Evans / Jay Livingston) 6:13|
|9.||Git! (Danny Grissett) 6:39|
Total Time: 60:20
Recorded April 2, 2007 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman