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for Denny Zeitlin with Buster Williams, bass & Matt Wilson, drums
" Denny Zeitlin is not simply a very good pianist. He is a great one… one of the most highly accomplished musicians writing for and performing on the instrument today… throughout this magnificent record (superbly engineered at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, at Jazz At Lincoln Center) one is continuously impressed at how Mr. Zeitlin is alive to the complex pleasures of contemporary music. .. and how blessed he is to have two of the most magical players on their instruments…" Raul da Gama, Jazzdagama
"…Williams creates giant ripples, Wilson is like unto a force of nature, and Zeitlin storms and swirls without leaving the listener behind, maintaining a (restless) lyricism throughout… Zeitlin is up there in the pantheon with Corea, Tyner, and Herbie Hancock." Mark Keresman, ICONDV
"… Wishing on the Moon represents the Denny Zeitlin Trio at the peak of its powers, on one those nights—this was recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York in 2009—when all the gears meshed, and all the stars aligned around that shining moon. "
Dan McClenaghan, Allaboutjazz
"There’s so much for the ear on jazz pianist Denny Zeitlin's new live trio album, Wishing On The Moon, that the mind boggles… traditional straight-ahead lyricism banked up against a restless, avant-garde spirit of total invention… It takes a certain kind of genius to balance lyricism with adventure. Zeitlin, who practices psychiatry, is that genius, an artist who truly understands what it means to play in the clouds, while holding onto the audience with entrancing music, regardless… Wishing On The Moon celebrates jazz, in all its wondrous forms. Unapologetically, without ego. Just pure, true trio music as Denny Zeitlin’s nature intended."
Carol Banks Weber, Festivalpeak
"Recorded live at New York's Dizzy's Coca-Cola in March 2009, this newly released album features Denny at his explorative best, taking standards apart and reassembling them with curiosity and daring…"
Marc Myers, Jazzwax
"… in gestures large and small, guideposts laid out by form and instinct, a time-strengthened sense of equilateral idealism, and an open-minded aesthetic, this outfit continually creates music to marvel at… Whether updating classics, presenting program music, playing to the map, or moving a step beyond, this group proves to be a model of unabated creativity and class…" Dan Bilawsky, Allaboutjazz
"A definitive trio…during a 2009 concert at Dizzy’s Coca Cola, Denny Zeitlin’s trio with Matt Wilson/dr and Buster Williams/b delivers a textbook example of interplay, teamwork and swing that should be used in many a music school…" Harris, George W. Harris, Jazzweekly
"Denny Zeitlin’s Wishing On The Moon is a vital document of a trio that’s been gigging for some eighteen years, led by one of jazz’s most innovative keyboardists of the last half century and completed by a rhythm section of notable leaders themselves… "
S.Victor Aaron, Somethingelsereviews.com
"…Like the best trios, it's a group of equals…because of that trust, musicality, and willingness to go where inspiration takes them, the music they create is such a joy to listen to… classy, melodic, rhythmical, often stunning, and great fun…" Richard B. Kamins, Steptempest.blogspot
"… a killer 2009 date with his long time trio live from Dizzy’s recorded when all the stars were perfectly aligned… The jazz piano trio is so in the moment, it almost feels like they weren’t aware they were being watched by an audience… this wonderfully played date is a solid reminder of why we became music fans in the first place…"
Chris Spector, Midwestrecord
"…I’ve been listening to Denny’s music in performance and on recordings for over 50 years and I view each new opportunity to do as another episode to hear his quest for truth… Wishing on the Moon continues his search for honest artistic expression at the very highest level. It's been a pleasure to be able to accompany him on this journey."
Steven Cerra, Jazzprofiles.blogspot
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