Sagebin also penned four other tunes for the recording. "Short Story" is beautiful ballad with a classical sound to it. "Earlier Departure" is an interesting tune written in 6/4 time, "Villa" is a tribute to Brazilian composer Hector Villa-Lobos, and "Rio Negro" features the talents of drummer Paulo Braga, and the much in demand, and experienced sideman, bassist Santi Debriano. Sagebin also includes the music of some of his countrymen with Antonio Carlos Jobim’s beautiful "Olha Maria," and the waltz "Luiza." The tune "Pra Dizer Adeus" by Edu Lobo and Torquato Neto and Carlos Lyla’s "Nada Como ter Amor" round out the Brazilian contributions of compositions.
The trio also dips into the "Great American Songbook" with a very original samba rendition of George Gershwin’s "Fascinating Rhythm." The group also employs some unique phrasing of the melody that really hooks the ear. The last cut on the CD is the beautiful ballad of Johnny Mercer’s, "Laura." Sagebin’s version is thick with the spirit of Bill Evans in both his harmonic alterations, phrasing and touch at the keyboard.
When Baden Meets Trane is a very finely crafted recording with very high levels of musicianship and well-written and arranged tunes. While the recording will be of most interest to listeners who prefer piano jazz trios, the CD is very enjoyable and any jazz aficionado would be pleased to have the recording in their collection.