Thoughts (Past and Present)
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||The Children and the Warlock (1975)||Harry Whitaker||5:17||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Thoughts (January 1987)||Harry Whitaker||3:38||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Come See Though My Eyes (December 24, 1984)||Harry Whitaker||3:01||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Flight of Mind (Summer 1970)||Harry Whitaker||4:41||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Steppin' With the Lord (1974)||Harry Whitaker||7:09||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Love Is the Reflection In the Mirrors Behind Your Eyes (1974)||Harry Whitaker||7:52||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||I Have to Be Your Lover (September 9, 1977)||Harry Whitaker||5:32||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Safari (December 1993)||Harry Whitaker||2:08||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Blues for the Piano Players (October 17, 1987)||Harry Whitaker||4:07||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
Harry Whitaker is a veteran musician who has been on so many pop, R&B, funk, and jazz recordings that it is ridiculous. Thoughts (Past and Present) provides a rare opportunity to hear the pianist both as a leader and playing his own compositions exclusively. With bassist Omer Avital and drummer Dan Aran providing strong support, Whitaker displays an immense talent with his wide-ranging works. The driving post-bop "The Children and the Warlock" has a mystical air, yet his playing is remarkably restrained in such a high-energy piece. The haunting "Thoughts" builds slowly upon a repeated motif, which adds to its tense air. "Flight of Mind" has a jaunty flavor, though with its share of twists. The subtle ballad "I Have to Be Your Lover" has a bittersweet flavor and deserves lyrics. The swaggering "Blues for Piano Players" is a perfect closer to this outstanding session. Harry Whitaker has long deserved an opportunity to be recognized for his obvious talents as a jazz pianist and composer; perhaps this CD will attract greater attention to this aspect of his multifaceted musical career.