By George W. Harris
Pianist Danny Green has done creative things in trio settings, and this one with vocalist Leonard Patton takes the next journey forward. His team of bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm create ripples on a slowly undulating opus with Patton on “Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise” with Patton supplying wanderlust with the flowing trio during a David Bowie’s “Life On Mars”. Patton’s rich tenor makes for show tune moods with Green’s parlor piano on “The Lonely Band” as Green feeds him ivory red meet on the intro to his Broadwayish “Night Waltz”. The team is artsy on “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and Grinnell leads the flow on a warm read of “The Fool On The Hill”. Art class is open!
See review at Jazz Weekly