Jay Leonhart Trio – Fly Me To The Moon (2004) [Japan 2018]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:57 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,65 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,2 GB
On this tribute to Ray Brown, this stellar trio plays its way through 11 standards in nearly 66 minutes, and the result is as fresh and tasty as you could ever wish. The trio’s instrumentation begs comparison with the great Oscar Peterson Trio, of whom Brown was such an important member, but this threesome plays with confidence and gusto, as if to scoff at the folly of such futile mind play. Joy and good fun exude from the disc as if from pores, writes reviewer J. Robert Bragonier.
Highlights of the album include a brisk and sparkling “Street Where You Live,” Green’s awe-inspiring solo on “No Greater Love,” Green and Cohn’s counterpoint in the opening minute and again near the conclusion of “Just in Time,” Leonhart’s wistful arco bass solos in “Alone Together” that sandwich a swinging samba beat; and the beautiful, underexposed Cole Porter ballad “Dream Dancing.” The disc concludes with the lovely and relatively obscure “Some Other Time” by Leonard Bernstein.
01. When Lights Are Low
02. On The Street Where You Live
04. There Is No Greater Love
05. That Old Feeling
06. Just In Time
07. Alone Together
08. Fly Me To The Moon
09. I’ve Got The World On A String
10. Dream Dancing
11. Some Other Time
Jay Leonhart – bass
Benny Green – piano
Joe Cohn – guitar
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by James Faber.
Recorded on July 23, 2003 at Avatar Studio in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-283.