Down Beat - 1/92, p.324 Stars
- Very Good - "...clean toned, fat-body guitar and clean-tooled, imaginative lines...His phrasing defies guitaristic cliches and reflects a horn player's flexibility..."
Option - Jan/Feb 92
Recommended - "...This is a very tasty, very swinging release..."
Personnel: Peter Leitch (guitar); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); John Hicks (piano); Ray Drummond (bass); Billy Hart (drums).
Recorded in 1984 and 1988.
Personnel: Peter Leitch (guitar); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); John Hicks (piano); Billy Hart (drums).
Liner Note Author: Kevin Whitehead.
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (11/17/1984-12/06/1988).
This combination works quite well. The mellow-toned but hard swinging guitarist Peter Leitch teams up with baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist John Hicks, bassist Ray Drummond, and drummer Billy Hart for three Thelonious Monk tunes ("'Round Midnight," "Trinkle Tinkle," and "Played Twice"), two of the guitarist's originals, and "How Deep Is the Ocean." Adams' presence inspires and seems to light a fire under Leitch, who is heard throughout in passionate form. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow