Recent Listening In Brief
Extracurricular obligations have made Rifftides posts few and far between. Thanks for bearing with us. We will get back to a regular schedule with brief reviews of recently released music.
On a visit to Vancouver, British Columbia, pianist Bill Mays collaborated with alto saxophonist PJ Perry, a veteran of Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass and a longtime stalwart of jazz in Canada. Their album of duets proceeds from the excitement they generate in Bud Powell’s “Parisian Thoroughfare,” complete with a taxi horn allusion, to a relaxed yet rhythmic exploration of the Michel Legrand modern classic that they chose as their title tune. Now that we’re all together again, let’s take a few minutes to hear both.
We heard the veteran Canadian saxophonist PJ Perry in two of the pieces from his recent album on the Cellar label with American pianist Bill Mays.