Personnel: Danny Zeitlin (piano); John Abercrombie (electric guitar); Charlie Haden (bass); Peter Donald (drums).
Recorded at Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, California in January-March 1983.
Personnel: Denny Zeitlin (piano); John Abercrombie (electric guitar); Peter Donald (drums).
Audio Mixer: Roger Wiesema.
Liner Note Author: Denny Zeitlin.
Recording information: Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA (01/1981-03/1983); Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, CA (01/1981-03/1983).
Because he earns his main living as a psychiatrist, pianist Denny Zeitlin has only recorded on an irregular basis since his initial emergence on the jazz scene in 1964. In fact, other than obscure efforts for the Double Helix and 1750 Arch labels in the 1970s, this LP was Zeitlin's first recording as a leader since 1967. Fortunately, the pianist had stayed in top musical form, as can be heard on a well-rounded set which consists of five Zeitlin compositions plus Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge" and Charlie Parker's "Billie's Bounce." The latter song, taken as a piano solo, dates from 1981, while the remainder of the program (duets, trios and quartets with guitarist John Abercrombie, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Peter Donald) has plenty of advanced but straight-ahead swinging. Worth searching for. ~ Scott Yanow