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Hammer, Tardo Trio / Swinging On A Star
Album:Swinging On A Star Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hammer, Tardo Trio Added:Aug 2017
Label:Cellar Live 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-08-31 Pull Date:2017-11-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 29Oct 22Oct 15Oct 1Sep 17Sep 10Sep 3

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 11, 2022:No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Oct 26, 2017)
4.Oct 26, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Sep 27, 2022:No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Aug 31, 2017)
Little Willie Leaps
5.Oct 17, 2017:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Talk
3.Nov 03, 2017:Clean Copper Radio
6.Oct 14, 2017:Music Casserole
Sambo Do Brilho

Album Review
Reviewed 2017-08-29 
Straight-up small club jazz by noted New York sideman, Tardo Hammer on piano. With Lee Hudson on bass and Steve Williams on drums, this is a collection of tight arrangements and solid playing of jazz standards. Nothing earth shattering, but there’s a nice rapport between the trio and every track is well done.

*1. Bright mid/upbeat with fast flourishes of piano. Nice.
2. Relaxed but swinging, good solos with a hint of samba.
3. Mid/up blend, nicely subtle with good bass solos.
*4. Fast jazz samba w/ nicely effortless sound from all.
5. Gentle and spare ballad, with a quiet & wistful air.
*6. Tripping fast with bright energy.
*7. Mostly midtempo take on a old chestnut. Nice.
8. Quiet, slow, and melodic w/some light flourishes.
9. Drums lead into quirky mid/upbeat Monk tune.

Track Listing
1.Gone 5.How Are Things In Glocca Morra
2.Numero Uno 6.Little Willie Leaps
3.Swinging On A Star 7.I Found A Million Dollar Baby
4.Sambo Do Brilho 8.Ballad For Very Tired And Sad Lotus Eaters
 9.Monk's Dream