Bruce Hornsby (with Christian McBride & Jack DeJohnette): Questions and Answers

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Bruce Hornsby (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Jack DeJohnette (drums)

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Camp Meeting (Legacy 88697 09663 2)

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Musicians:

Bruce Hornsby (piano), Christian McBride (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums).

Composed by Ornette Coleman

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Recorded: Tossington Sound. Williamsburg, VA. 2007

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Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

I have long suspected that Bruce Hornsby would take a trip to jazz land, probably since his Harbor Lights release. All of those huge, open piano chords just pointed to this day. With the high-octane pair of Christian McBride and Jack DeJohnette at his side, Hornsby proves that this is no vanity project. Taking on this previously unrecorded Ornette composition, Hornsby drives through the typically knotty melodic twists and turns while McBride & DeJohnette swing with just the right amount of reckless abandon. The trio manages to perfectly capture that trait so often found in Coleman's music: the sense that the aural glue might not be able to hold the notes together.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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  • 1 JD Mazza // Jan 03, 2008 at 11:54 AM
    I have always had a thing for Hornsby's music. He always finds a way to chill me with his piano genious