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Peter Martin (Piano): In the P.M. [Digipak]

Track List

>Never Let Me Go
>If It's Magic
>You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
>Come Rain or Come Shine
>Modern Cacophony
>Only in a Dream
>Answer, The
>'Ting for Ray
>Nearness of You, The
>It Could Happen to You

Album Reviews:

JazzTimes (p.105) - "No one who enjoys jazz piano played with enthusiasm and facility could fail to be entertained by IN THE P.M."

Album Notes

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


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