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Album Review

Partners in Crime is a partnership between three leaders: guitarist Jim Hershman, keyboardist Bill Cunliffe, and drummer Jeff Hamilton. It becomes quickly apparent that the three musicians have no need to show off, but instead finesse the listener's attention in a subtle manner. Hershman's funky title track opens the CD with a swagger, while his "Don's Kitchen" is a fluid bop vehicle. Cunliffe, best known for his work as a pianist, is an equally talented organist. Highlights of his include the complex Latin-flavored "Better Late Than Never" and the lyrical setting of the slowly savored "I-75 Bossa Nova," the latter of which suggests an early Sunday morning drive on an isolated stretch of this East Coast interstate. The trio's interpretation of Billy Strayhorn's infrequently performed "Drawing Room Blues" is spacious, elegant, and understated, especially due to Hamilton's percussion, while they also hold back a bit in their arrangement of Kenny Dorham's well-known "Una Mas." This enjoyable session definitely merits a follow-up recording.


Born: June 26, 1956 in Lawrence, MA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

One of the more promising pianists based in the L.A. area, Bill Cunliffe has been careful to have each of his recordings display its own personality. He won the 1989 Thelonious Monk jazz piano award, for a time led the fusion band Porcupine, works with Natalie Cole and in the studios, and is a regular member of both the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Clayton Brothers Quartet. Cunliffe's recordings for Discovery have included A Paul Simon Songbook (on which he turned a dozen of...
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