RUSSELL MALONE, TRIPLE PLAY


Russell Malone is a thrilling guitarist, essentially self-taught, who’s closely identified with Diana Krall with whom he played throughout the 90s. The hour of music on “Triple Play” (MaxJazz) is mostly how jazz should sound – the electrifying playlist feels like an after hours house party jam and though it’s a trio setting, Russell’s nimble fretwork often pushes drummer Montez Coleman and bassist David Wong to breathless highs. Everything is amped to satisfying levels, putting you squarely in the mix. Tunes like the swinging “Butch and Butch” and the funky “Sweet Georgia Peach” are highlighted by punchy interplay, but Malone never short sells a ballad – his “Pecan Pie” and Quincy Jones’ “The Witching Hour” resonate with a beguiling charm and exposes Malone as a true romantic. (11 tracks; 60:52 minutes)
      

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JAZZ IN SPACE: RUSSELL MALONE, TRIPLE PLAY

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

RUSSELL MALONE, TRIPLE PLAY


Russell Malone is a thrilling guitarist, essentially self-taught, who’s closely identified with Diana Krall with whom he played throughout the 90s. The hour of music on “Triple Play” (MaxJazz) is mostly how jazz should sound – the electrifying playlist feels like an after hours house party jam and though it’s a trio setting, Russell’s nimble fretwork often pushes drummer Montez Coleman and bassist David Wong to breathless highs. Everything is amped to satisfying levels, putting you squarely in the mix. Tunes like the swinging “Butch and Butch” and the funky “Sweet Georgia Peach” are highlighted by punchy interplay, but Malone never short sells a ballad – his “Pecan Pie” and Quincy Jones’ “The Witching Hour” resonate with a beguiling charm and exposes Malone as a true romantic. (11 tracks; 60:52 minutes)
      

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