So Many Stars

So Many Stars

by Jon Mayer
     
 

Jon Mayer has long been a superior modern mainstream pianist based in the Los Angeles area. While he gained his initial recognition in the late 1950s when he recorded with John Coltrane and Jackie McLean, ever since his return to the scene in 1992, he has far surpassed his earlier abilities, recording quite…  See more details below

Overview

Jon Mayer has long been a superior modern mainstream pianist based in the Los Angeles area. While he gained his initial recognition in the late 1950s when he recorded with John Coltrane and Jackie McLean, ever since his return to the scene in 1992, he has far surpassed his earlier abilities, recording quite a few rewarding CDs for Reservoir. So Many Stars is a particular standout due to the strong material and the enthusiasm that the trio puts into their interpretations. Starting with Cedar Walton's "Holy Land" and including such pieces as "Nica's Dream" and "Jeannine," the trio sounds quite inspired and closely attuned to each other. Mayer contributed two originals to the CD ("Rip Van Winkle" ought to become a standard) and takes "Never Never Land" as a thoughtful piano solo. With fine support by bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Roy McCurdy, Jon Mayer is heard throughout in prime form. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
Label:
Reservoir Records
UPC:
0747985019121
catalogNumber:
191
Rank:
134445

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Mayer   Primary Artist,Piano
Rufus Reid   Bass,Bass Guitar
Roy McCurdy   Drums

Technical Credits

Sergio Mendes   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Duke Pearson   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Cedar Walton   Composer
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Mark Feldman   Producer,Audio Production
Jon Mayer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Tommy Wolf   Composer
Kayla Feldman   Executive Producer
Fran Landesman   Composer
Thomas Conrad   Liner Notes

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