As Rifftides readers have undoubtedly noticed, it has been a long time since we posted. We are creating a new post in hopes that it will open the way to resumption of frequent reports as part of the artsjournal.com mission to keep you up to date on jazz and other matters.
Pianist Denny Zeitlin’s stunning new trio album for the Sunnyside label is one that we have been hoping for weeks to call to your attention. Zeitlin’s interaction with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Matt Wilson makes the collection a highlight among recent releases in all jazz genres. Our hope is to resume regular reports on the most worthwhile new jazz albums, as we did for years before we were assaulted by a recent succession of posting problems.
Not included in the album but presented later as a video memory of the Zeitlin Trio engagement is this version of a Howard Dietz-Arthur Schwartz classic, “You And The Night And The Music.“