Bill Carrothers: In the Wheelhouse


In the Wheelhouse


Bill Carrothers (piano)


Ghost Ships (Sketch SKE 333030)

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Bill Carrothers (piano),

Anton Denner (alto sax), Bill Stewart (drums)


Composed by Bill Carrothers


Recorded: New York, September 11-12, 2002


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

This is obviously a strange trio, but it doesn't play strange music. At most, it plays music strangely. In fact, the theme Carrothers penned could almost be a standard. (He even quotes "Secret Love" during his solo.) But the investment of his piano, of Stewart's drums and of Denner's alto is so deep and their interaction so unusual that you realize this setting has more to do with human and musical relationships than with tradition. This is a unique trio with a very special approach, and it's great to see that some musicians can have it their own way, neither following usual trends nor trying to break any codes. They just feel this way.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum


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