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Milcho Leviev: Up and Down

Track List

>Billy's Bounce
>Quiet Fire
>Up and Down
>Jumpin' In
>Letter to Yana
>Once Upon a Time
>Con Mucho Gusto
>What Is This Thing Called Love?
>First Flight - (bonus track)

Album Notes

Personnel: Milcho Leviev (piano); Dave Holland (bass).

Recorded at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan on September 15, 1987.

Originating from a Japanese concert, this CD from M-A teams together pianist Milcho Leviev in duets with superb bassist Dave Holland. The music ranges from variations of standards to more introspective interplay and stimulating originals by the duo. High points include versions of Leviev's "Up and Down" and Holland's challenging and rather exciting "Jumpin' In." Although the bassist has a fair share of solo space, Leviev's command of the keyboard constantly grabs one's attention; he has long been one of Los Angeles' unheralded treasures. This recommended disc concludes (as do all of M-A's discs) with a selection taken from another CD, a fine performance by pianist Todd Garfinkle. ~ Scott Yanow


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