David Hazeltine

The Time is Now (JAZZ)

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The Time is Now

David Hazeltine

Smoke Sessions

888295814553

SMK 155972

JAZZ

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CD 12,39 €

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We all have it: that nagging list of things we’ve been meaning to get to, projects we’ve been thinking about for years, goals that we just keep putting off for another day. With The Time Is Now, pianist/composer David Hazeltine decides to finally seize the moment and bring one of his long-delayed dream projects to fruition. The new album, due out October 26 via Smoke Sessions Records, finds one of the top pianists of his generation forging an impeccably swinging partnership with two other masters: bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster.

As usual, it took a heady dose of reality to inspire Hazeltine to take this trio outing off of the back burner and bring it to life. Nearing his 60th birthday (which will coincide with the release of the new record), Hazeltine faced a health scare that forced a change in perspective. Realizing that there’s no time like the present, he insisted on finding a time in three very busy schedules when these great artists could share some time in the studio.    

PERSONNEL:

DAVID HAZELTINE, piano
RON CARTER, bass
AL FOSTER, drums

TRACKS:

01. The Time is Now
02. The Odd Couple
03. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
04. Cabin in the Sky
05. Blues for Eddie
06. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
07. When I'm Here with You
08. The Parlayer
09. In a Sentimental Mood
10. Muse of Montgomery
11. Signals