Here and There

Here and There

by Jesse Van RullerJesse Van Ruller


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Jesse Van Ruller, the Dutch guitarist, makes a fine showing on this Criss Cross release, which is actually an amalgam of two sessions. The first six tracks feature pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Joe Farnsworth. The last four, recorded later the same year, omit Hazeltine and have Frans Van Geest and Willie Jones III on bass and drums, respectively. Hazeltine lays out on several other tracks as well, giving the leader's beautiful, woody tone and advanced interpretive skills plenty of room to shine. Among the highlights are seldom-played tunes like "The Best Things in Life are Free," "Bye, Bye Baby," and "Ballad of the Sad Young Men," as well as challenging jazz vehicles like Monk's "In Walked Bud," Buster Williams' "Christina," and Lee Konitz's "Subconscious-Lee." Like his labelmate Peter Bernstein, the young Van Ruller is an able champion of the straight-ahead jazz guitar tradition.

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Release Date: 03/12/2002
Label: Criss Cross
UPC: 8712474121724
catalogNumber: 1217

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