Waiting In the Wings
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||The Drawing Board||Geoff Keezer||7:34||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Accra||Geoff Keezer||6:48||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Pierce On Earth||Geoff Keezer||9:04||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Who Cares?||Geoff Keezer||3:53||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Waiting In the Wings||Geoff Keezer||6:20||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Personal Space||Geoff Keezer||4:39||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Tropopause||Geoff Keezer||10:14||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are||Geoff Keezer||5:36||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||I Didn'T Know About You||Geoff Keezer||3:25||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Babes In Mccoyland||Geoff Keezer||5:43||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Three In One||Geoff Keezer||6:35||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
Pianist Geoff Keezer, only 17 at the time of this CD (his recording debut as a leader) was most strongly influenced in the early days by McCoy Tyner (purposely on his "Babes of McCoyland") but at this point he was already a confident and technically brilliant player with strong signs of developing his own style. His seven compositions are excellent vehicles for improvised solos (each song has its own personality) and his often-stormy piano (heard on five sextet feature, a quintet performance, four trio showcases and an unaccompanied "I Didn't Know About You") pays tribute in its own way to Phineas Newborn, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. Although often confined to short concise solos, Keezer's sidemen are not overshadowed. Bill Pierce, the best-known of the players, is cooly passionate on his ballad feature "Pierce on Earth" and he makes a good team with the Freddie Hubbard-inspired trumpet of Bill Mobley. Vibraphonist Steve Nelson recalls Bobby Hutcherson in his early days while bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Anthony Reedus are excellent in support. Recommended.
Born: 21 November 1970 in Eau Claire, WI
Years Active: '90s, '00s