Andrew McCormack | Live in London
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ANDREW McCORMACK piano
CHRIS HILL double bass
TROY MILLER drums
1. Antibes 8:34
2. Junket 6:09
3. Two Cities 6:29
4. Bye Bye Blackbird 7:49
5. Medina 6:28
6. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 7:04
7. Tunnel Vision 7:22
8. Epilogue 5:38
With Live in London, it’s not only a celebration of a newly formed trio but a showcase of a man at the peak of his game as a composer and performer. Recorded at the 606 Jazz Club in London, this album, released only as a live digital album and video, is bursting with energy and ideas. McCormack is a bold and compelling improviser and there’s an exuberance and confidence in his playing and as a bandleader that puts this trio right at the top.
‘The group build expectations with patience and precision, from quiet, dripping-water motifs propelled by soft mallet sounds that swell and recede, to folksy Mehldau-like themes that release flows of Jarrett-like inventiveness, or hip Cuban groovers’. GUARDIAN ****
‘Consolidates pianist Andrew McCormack’s reputation as a vigorous (often downright rumbustious) but imaginative and thoughtful soloist and considerable composer’. LONDON JAZZ
All music by Andrew McCormack except Bye Bye Blackbird (Ray Henderson) and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Jerome Kern).
Recorded live at 606 Club, London in Sept 2012.
Mixed and mastered by Troy Miller.