Cables, George / Icons & Influences
Album: Icons & Influences   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cables, George   Added:Apr 2014
Label:High Note  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-04-18 Pull Date: 2014-06-20 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 11 Apr 27 Apr 20
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 18, 2015: Rebop
Cedar Walton
4. May 08, 2014: Rebop
Very Early, Nature Boy
2. Apr 16, 2015: Jump, Jive, & Jazz
Cedar Walton
5. Apr 24, 2014: Eclectic Erudition
Blue Heart
3. Jul 04, 2014: Rebop
Cedar Walton
6. Apr 18, 2014: No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-04-03
Pianist Cables has been around for years and has played with and for some of the biggest names in the business. Here he pays tribute to such masters as Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, and Cedar Walton. He also pays homage to vocalists such as Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole. This trio shines with lyrical, fluid arrangements, fun improvs, warm playing and lots of respect for those who came before. Straight up, top-notch jazz from a master.

*1. Deliciously bopping midtempo groove. Hooks you in from the start
2. Slow and liquid ballad, picks up at 1:30 into nicely lively interplay.
*3. Bright and happy midtempo romp. Nice solos from all.
*4. As sophisticated as the Duke himself. Down/midtempo & light.
5. Slow, meandering Ellington tune w/some nice work from bassist.
*6. Tight perc intro to sweetly bopping keys. Mid/up & very nice.
7. Relaxed trio that interweaves into a tight midtempo mélange.
8. Slow piano trills, a down/mid sway with a light touch by all.
*9. Upbeat and bright w/a nicely insistent air & percussive rhythm.
*10. A classic ballad played with a gentle, sleepily romantic touch.
*11. Bright, upbeat, driving, nicely playful. Great work from all.
12. Slow, reflective piano solo on a warm love song. Sigh….

Track Listing
1. Cedar Walton   7. Nature Boy
2. Farewell Mulgrew   8. Very Early
3. Happiness   9. Isotope
4. The Duke   10. The Very Thought Of You
5. Come Sunday   11. Mo' Pan
6. Little B's Poem   12. Blue Heart