Donald Brown: On Green Dolphin Street
On Green Dolphin Street
Donald Brown (piano)
Piano Short Stories (Space Time BG 9601)
Donald Brown (piano).
Composed by Bronislau Kaper & Ned Washington.
Recorded: Riom, France, February 28-29, 1995
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Donald Brown initially settles the melody of this standard on an ostinato by the bass notes of the piano. It will remain a guideline to his whole interpretation. Whatever his virtuoso right hand may do with the harmony and around the melody in the upper register, the left one doesn’t just accompany it. It weaves a fascinating, ever-changing rhythmic line that compels our ears to follow both hands at the same time.
Reviewer: Thierry QuĂ©num