JazzTimes (p.105) - "No one who enjoys jazz piano played with enthusiasm and facility could fail to be entertained by IN THE P.M."
Personnel: Reuben Rogers (bass instrument); Erin Bode (vocals); Peter Martin (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Gregory Hutchinson (drums).
Audio Mixer: Katsuhiko Naito.
Recording information: Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Photographers: Dena Katz; Jimmy Katz.
Arranger: Peter Martin .
Peter Martin has a lyrical and lightly swinging style on piano. For this well-rounded set, he is heard leading a piano trio that also includes bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Greg Hutchinson, doubling on electric piano, taking a couple unaccompanied solos, and, on three numbers, accompanying the pleasant if rather safe vocals of Erin Bode (who is most effective on a sweet version of "It Could Happen to You"). Martin has a likable style that is heard at its best on an uptempo "Never Let Me Go," his complex original "Modern Cacophony," Jesse Davis' melodic "Only in a Dream" (which deserves to become a standard), and a blues-oriented tribute to Ray Brown, "'Ting for Ray." All in all, a recommended set of accessible jazz. ~ Scott Yanow