[JPL] Guitar vs Piano

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Fri Oct 6 07:22:29 EDT 2006


The Roger Kellaway Trio
³Heroes²
IPOC1010
Street Date: September 12, 2006
 
Roger Kellaway ­ Piano
Bruce Forman - Guitar
Dan Lutz - Bass 

³Heroes² is a tribute to the piano-bass-guitar trios of the past, including
those led by Art Tatum, Nat Cole and, most particularly, the great Oscar
Peterson trios from the 1950s that featured, along with Peterson and Ray
Brown on bass, first Barney Kessel and later Herb Ellis on guitar.  Most of
the tunes on the album were recorded by Peterson, and his ³Hymn to Freedom²
is given a memorable performance by Roger here.
 
The ³drumless² trio is Kellaway¹s regular performing group and he just
concluded a sold-out engagement at New York¹s Jazz Standard.  ³The
difference between a trio with guitar and one with drums is immeasurable²
says Kellaway.  ³With drums, the pianist is responsible (with the bassist,
of course) for the harmony, but guitar is a chordal instrument, and harmonic
clashes have to be avoided.  The piano-guitar-bass trio is like a
chamber-music group.  There¹s more intimacy in the interaction."  At the
same time, this trio, like the Peterson trios of the 1950¹s, swings really,
really hard.
 
As Oscar Peterson said, "I love Roger Kellaway.  He knows the tradition and
he¹s not afraid."
 
IPO is distributed by Allegro
 
Artist Website: http://www.rogerkellaway.com/
Label Website: http://www.iporecordings.com/
 
Label Contact: Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
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