The Tim Lyddon trio Appearing at the Deer Head Saturday, May 18, 2002 8 - 12 pm with bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer Eliot Zigmund
Pianist/composer Tim Lyddon describes his approach to music as "uncompromised, what I feel from the heart, drawn from my life’s experiences." His extraordinary trio CD, I’ve Traveled So Far on Essence Jazz Records proves his point.
"Tim Lyddon is a pianist who plays with extraordinary drive, impressive chops, good definition and a spirit which spreads nicely" says Cadence jazz. His latest CD, Ive Traveled So Far (Essence Jazz 2001) has been called "The best jazz piano trio CD in recent years" by WBGO's Dan Karcher. Tim has performed with many great jazz artists including Sam Most, Dick Berk, Elliot Zigmund, Bill Watrous, Jeff Berlin, Kim Richmond, Tom Rainey, Scott Lee, Billy Mintz etc.
"With an engaging light as a feather, block-chord touch, pianist Tim Lyddon spins out original and standard compositions in the piano trio format. Even in a congested market, Lyddon makes a strong case for his rendering of the piano trio." Michael Bailey (All About Jazz.com)
" Taken as a whole, this music is saturated with art, dignity and good fun. You won’t be let down here, jazz is alive and well."- Stephen Koch (All About Jazz.com)
"The pianist has a light touch that allows for a certain resonance, meaning that his lines-often little snippets of pure melody-are flecked with intrigue. - (Macnie) Village Voice
The performance features original pieces from the CD and standards, as well as a few new compositions. The trio recently did a live recording at WVIA (Pittston). Upcoming performance at the Cornelia St. Café in June.
Drummer Eliot Zigmund toured and recorded with pianist Bill Evans from 1975 to 1979. He also did the same with French pianist Michel Petrucciani for 5 years. In addition to these major accomplishments, Eliot has worked and/or recorded with John Abercrombie, Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, Joe Henderson, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny and many others.
Bassist Steve LaSpina has played with Jim Hall, Benny Carter, Joe Williams, Phil Woods, Art Farmer and Chet Baker. He can be found on Eighty top jazz recordings including eight as a leader on the Steeplechase label. The Pennsylvania Council on the arts has awarded him a jazz fellowship.
The show is 8 - 12pm and there is a $5 cover charge. The Deer Head Inn is located at 5 Mainstreet, Delaware Watergap Call the club at 570-424-2000 for more information.