Down Beat - p.713 stars out of 5
-- "[H]is voicing stays spacious, spelling woodsy open fifths, rustic seconds and suspensions that resolve to major thirds as he blows over the first few minutes of 'Solar'..."
JazzTimes - p.71
"The music stretches and contracts. It races, it gallops and it rumbles."
Personnel: Christian McBride (bass guitar); Jack DeJohnette (drums); Bruce Hornsby (piano).
Those looking for the mellow adult contemporary rock of Bruce Hornsby's 1980s hits, be aware that Camp Meeting is a straight-up contemporary jazz album, a piano trio set with bassist Christian McBride and legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette. Hornsby, a jazz pianist since his college days who fell into pop almost by accident, shows the influence of past masters like Bill Evans in his refined, restrained playing, and McBride and DeJohnette provide sure, able support. Split between originals and standards by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, and Keith Jarrett, Camp Meeting is a solid piano jazz set. ~ Charity Stafford