Eric Gould --
Leon Lee Dorsey -- Bass
Greg Bandy -- Drums
"The Eric Gould trio, who opened for Davis disciple Wayne
Shorter and Shorter himself provided the finest sets of music honoring
Miles Davis during the [Tri-C JazzFest] festival."
-- Strictly Jazz Magazine
The repertoire of the mid-1960s Miles Davis Quintet is adapted
and explored on this excellent CD by pianist Eric Gould, bassist
Leon Lee Dorsey and drummer Greg Bandy. Despite the absence of trumpet
and tenor, the 11 songs on the project work quite well in this format.
The repertoire includes a few standards ("Nefertiti,' "E.S.P.,"
"Seven Steps To Heaven" and "Nardis") and some
songs not often recorded since the '60s. Gould's piano style, though
influenced a little by Herbie Hancock, is pretty original and his
close interplay with his sidemen results in an appealing and fairly
distinctive group sound. Each of these performances works quite
well as Gould and his trio pay a little tribute to the past but
also come up with consistently fresh statements.
All Music Guide to Jazz