Bobby Schiff needs no introduction to jazz listeners, for he is considered among the finest jazz pianists performing today. Paulinho Garcia joins him with guitar, making "Zingaro" one of the memorable highlights of a memorable CD collection. Each song performance sparkles with imagination.
There are eleven songs on this fine CD. Among them are "Zingaro (Retrato Em Branco E Preto)," "I'm Old Fashioned," "Skating In Central Park," the invigorating original Schiff creation titled "Wonder Bop," "Por Toda Minha Vida" featuring Paulinho Garcia on guitar, "Baubles, Bangles & Beads," "Late Game (Sketch of Reflection)," "Mode to Bud," "Agnus Dei," the Miles Davis & Bill Evans classic titled "Blue In Green," and the piano solo stylings of Bobby Schiff on "Last Night When We Were Young."
Chuck Christiansen on drums and Stewart Miller on bass are in top form with their performances, and their solo work is solid and enjoyable. "Wonder Bop" is a jazz delight, and Schiff, Miller, and Christiansen are the perfect trio to perform its intricate sound!
For those who like good jazz, this CD collection is one of the best for the year 2006. With Bobby Schiff at the helm, the ship sails smoothly into port and delivers a powerhouse of entertainment.A fine, fine CD. The jazz listening audience will be delighted with this one!