Down Beat - 8/92, p.434 Stars
- Very Good - "...this album cooks in a way that, despite its precedents, defuses the deja-vu-versus-originality question. File it alongside your most swinging Oscar Peterson..."
Benny Green Trio: Benny Green (piano); Christian McBride (bass); Carl Allen (drums).
Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, New York, New York in November 1991.
Includes liner notes by David Grogan.
A former member of Betty Carter's band, Green shows on this set that the word on him was correct; he's both an aggressive and sensitive stylist, able to rip through songs and make quick, yet correct chord changes. Yet he can also play a passionate ballad and not rush through it, instead developing and then completing his solos impressively. ~ Ron Wynn