The three serious-looking fellows below (from left, Murray Wall, string bass; Steve Little, drums; Greg Ruggiero, guitar) make wonderful music. Greg’s new trio CD, IT’S ABOUT TIME, gentle explorations of great standards, is proof enough (read more here).
To celebrate the new CD, Greg, Steve, and Murray had a lovely session at Mezzrow (163 West Tenth Street, New York City) on October 1 of this year. As befits a trio’s numerology, here are three selections showing the compact unhurried lyricism this group creates. They know how to swing, how to leave space, how to play pretty, to create phrases to ring in the air: masters of their sonorous craft.
GONE WITH THE WIND:
I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS:
I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE:
We could easily grow accustomed to this trio.
May your happiness increase!