Geoff Keezer: Stompin' at the Savoy


Stompin' at the Savoy


Geoff Keezer (piano)


Turn Up the Quiet (Sony 68988)

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Geoff Keezer (piano), Joshua Redman (tenor sax), Christian McBride (bass).

Composed by Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar Sampson & Chick Webb


Recorded: December 16-21, 1996


Rating: 83/100 (learn more)

Geoff Keezer performed in the final installment of the Jazz Messengers. He is therefore featured on a couple of original albums (The Last Drum Solo and One For All), and also performed in some celebratory festival performances designated as "Jazz Messenger and Friends" (see The Art of Jazz, recorded live at the Leverkusen Jazz Festival in Germany in 1989). As per usual, Keezer's early experience in Blakey's band led to the solidification of his own career, and 1996's Turn Up the Quiet features the then 26-year- old performing with Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, and on select tracks, vocalist Diana Krall. This instrumental trio track showcases Keezer's talents as both instrumentalist and arranger, with his modernized interpretation of "Stompin' at the Savoy."

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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