Denny Zeitlin Trio – As Long As There’s Music

As Long As There's MusicAs Long As There’s Music
Denny Zeitlin Trio
(32 Jazz – 2000)
by Dick Bogle

With the release of this exciting new CD by pianist Denny Zeitlin, there is no longer an excuse for not hearing the music of an elder who has forbidden time to catch up with him. Backed by Buster Williams on bass and drummer Al Foster, Zeitlin swings with power but caresses ballads with the gentleness of a wafting breeze.

Sometimes, like on “Cousin Mary” his notes generate their power seemingly effortlessly but register in the listener’s ear as powerful strokes. His ten tracks include “For Heaven’s Sake,” “Triste,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and ” I Fall In Love Too Easily.