Stanley Cowell – Reminiscent + A Xmas Suite
'Reminiscent' includes a featured program of Christmas melodies ("A Xmas Suite") as well as Stanley Cowell originals and compositions by Brahms, Thad Jones and Richie Powell. His trio includes the acclaimed bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Drummond.
Since his retirement in 2013 from the professorship at the prestigious Rutgers University, where he led its jazz department, pianist/composer Stanley Cowell has been increasingly active on the scene both in concerts and recordings.
In a glittering career Cowell has recorded for labels such as Strata-East - the cult jazz label he started with Charles Tolliver, ECM, Galaxy, and as a sideman on Blue Note, Atlantic, Muse, Impulse! and many others. He has recorded with an array of jazz stars, including Bobby Hutcherson, Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin, Art Pepper, Max Roach, Charles Tolliver and Clifford Jordan.
1. Intermezzo - 4:11 2. Re-Confirmed - 6:05 3. A Child Is Born - 7:55 4. A Xmas Suite - 10:03 5. Peace - 6:44 6. Midnight Diversion - 9:06 7. Hear With Me - 3:34 8. Time - 6:48 9. Reminiscent - 5:11 10. Sweet Song - 5:22
Stanley Cowell (piano, thumb piano) , Jay Anderson (bass) , Billy Drummond (drums)