Preston, Don Trio / Transformation
Album: Transformation   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Preston, Don Trio   Added:Dec 2001

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 30, 2004: Memory Select
The Eric Dolphy Memorial ...
4. Feb 01, 2002: Memory Select
2. Mar 08, 2002: Memory Select
The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbeque
5. Jan 25, 2002: Memory Select
The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbeque
3. Feb 22, 2002: Memory Select
6. Jan 25, 2002: Umami Jazz Program
The Eric Dolphy Memorial ...

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-04-17
Piano jazz, semi-mainstream stuff with lots of
abstract twists. Yes, this is Don Preston from Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention. He's still in L.A. and has been nurturing his jazzier side. These aren't all blazing chaotic numbers... it's more like conventional jazz played by a sophisticated prankster. Come to think of it, that's exactly what it is. Highly recommended, esp. if you don't think you like free jazz. Abstract tastes should try #4 or 9 .... For an "easy" start, try #3, 7, or especially 8.

1- Zappa cover! Great piano solo
2- Fast/midtempo and scattery
3- Slow/mid, relaxing
4- Off-balance and abstract (with misleading title)
5- Midtempo stumbly piano theme
6- Slow, lush, a little bit haunting 7- Fast/mid, upbeat
8- Fast and breezy
9- Drifting, slow.

Track Listing
1. The Eric Dolphy Memorial ...   5. The Lind Sonata
2. Walking Batteriewoman   6. Ode to the Flower Maiden
3. Inner Blues (Not a Blues)   7. The Donkey
4. I Love You   8. Transformation
  9. The Prehistoric Eons