A sophisticated trio with an unusual instrumentation: piano, guitar and bass. This trio worked for many years at Houston’s in San Francisco’s Embarcado, often multiple times a week. It allowed for the group to develop huge repertoire of songs, some quite obscure, each with a unique arrangement. Jason and I were insipired by many of the trios with similar instrumentation from the 40s and 50s, such as Nat King Cole, George Shearing, Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, et al. Visit out Jason’s website at www.keyplayermusic.com.
The first couple of tracks are from Cookin’ at Houstons, recorded live in San Francisco’s Embarcadero.
Honeysuckle Rose – a nice arrangement. Check out the last chorus…
I’m Just a Lucky So-and-so – a perennial Ellington classic.
And here are a few more tracks from the album Sentimental Journey, recorded just before I moved to the East Coast.
Sentimental Jouney — the title track.
Nuages – Django Reinhardt’s mysterious and lovely ballad.
Johnny Come Lately — Billy Strayhorn’s up tempo minor tune.