The Kevin Hays Trio gives a stunning, satisfying collection of performances with their CD collection, You've Got A Friend. This is the type of jazz trio work that is both memorable and eclectic in harmonic interpretations. Kevin Hays has a style that is uniquely his own, the techniques refreshingly original, and the delivery topnotch. Doug Weiss on bass and Bill Stewart on drums add further luster and verve to the trio with their special approaches to each song. This is a fine jazz trio collection, full of vim and vigor.
There are seven song selections in the CD collection. Among them are found such gems as Carole King's "You've got a Friend," Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Paul McCartney's "Fool on the Hill," Thelonious Monk's masterpiece "Think of Me," the old and intricate Arnheim/Daniels/Tobias' standard "Sweet and Lovely," Dorough/Landesman's "Nothing LIke You," and a classic take on a classic Charlie Parker song titled "Cheryl." Every song in this collection is a winning entry, and each can be savored over and over again for the competent, intimate jazz approach performed by The Kevin Hays Trio.
If you like excellent jazz trios, this is the CD for you. It is something unusual and enjoyable, and entertaining. The Kevin Hays Trio release, You've Got A Friend" is a classic jazz trio recording and should stand the test of time with jazz audiences who enjoy, appreciate, and respect jazz music with integrity and imaginative approaches.
Highly recommended. Congratulations to The Kevin Hays Trio for a job well done! Very nice!