Thursday, June 4, 2009

Review -- BRUNO HUBERT TRIO -- Self-Titled

SELF-TITLED
Bruno Hubert Trio
Cellar Live
8.5-out-of-10
If you like piano jazz, then the self-titled release by the Bruno Hubert Trio is a must find.
Hubert may not be as widely known as some jazz pianists, but this CD, another from the great Cellar Live label, will go long way to raise the jazz community's awareness of his talents.
Hubert is joined by Andre Lachance on bass, who does some sweet work on the album including the Herbie Hancock piece Dolphin Dance.
Brad Turner rounds out the three-piece on drums.
Musically, this is a CD where the trio highlights the work of others for the most part.
There is a short, but likable rendition of Lennon and McCartney's In My Life, a more than nine-minute version of Duke Ellington's Sempre Amore, and six other covers.
Hubert does conclude the album with his own Latina la Cap, a near nine-minute piece that is a fitting wrap-up to a very fine recording.
This is a CD which should carry Hubert, and his trio to greater heights, as it definitely showcases just how good he is.
The music that makes up this CD is from the last two nights of an ‘Artist In Residency’ at The Cellar brilliantly captured by Brad Turner. Check it out at www.cellarlive.ca
-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper April 29, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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