Saturday, February 18, 2012
After I wrote the last post, I went back and listened to Mark Turner's recording, Yam Yam. Wow, but was that worth a listen. Pure joy. The sound was evocative, but as usually I was not certain what spirits were being evoked. I think I heard some Herbie Hancock here and some Wayne Shorter. Maybe Shorter with Herbie Hancock behind him or vice versa.
The album features a quartet, with Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar, Brad Mehldau on piano, and Jorge Rossy on drums. I note Rossy's presence on Reid Anderson's Dirty Show Tunes. I also confess that I fell in love with Mehldau a couple of summers ago, but I have lost touch. I have to go back to the Art of the Trio Recordings.
I am playing 'Tune Number One' from Yam Yam. That is enough for now.