JazzTimes (8/03, p.114) - "...Through this collection of 13 songs, Hanna entertains and enlightens with inspiration and an eclecticism that never interferes with his ability to get to the heart of the music..."
Solo performer: Sir Roland Hanna (piano).
Recorded at SUNY Performing Arts Center, Purchase, New York. Includes liner notes by Neil Tesser.
Liner Note Author: Neil Tesser.
Recording information: SUNY Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY.
Editor: Marc Stedman.
On Everything I Love, one of pianist Sir Roland Hanna's final recordings, he is in a relaxed mood, digging into a variety of strong melodies. Hanna, who is heard throughout playing solo, strides lightly, alters the mood and tempos enough to keep one's interest, and shows that he was a masterful interpreter. He even makes "Send in the Clowns" sound worthy and contributes a pair of fine originals, including a tribute to Milt Jackson ("Bags"). Hanna's style was based in swing but open to bop and later styles, and since he was very much a two-handed pianist, his solo outing is a constant delight. ~ Scott Yanow
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