Paul Sullivan: Once Around
Paul Sullivan (piano, organ)
Break Away (River Music RM 115)
Paul Sullivan (piano, organ),
Paul Lieberman (alto & tenor saxes, flute, piccolo), Eliot Wadopian (bass), Seth Kearns, Bill Friederich (percussion).
Composed by Paul Sullivan.
Recorded: New York, released 2008
Rating: 86/100 (learn more)
With a freewheeling sense of joy elicited by Paul Lieberman's delightful flute work, backed initially by the lone basslines of Wadopian, this Paul Sullivan composition has a light, infectious air of fun. In its exuberance and flow, the song evokes a happy, more carefree time. Sullivan and crew seem most at ease with uplifting tunes. This one suggests a soundtrack for a movie where the main character dances through a park after meeting the girl of his dreams. Such a sense of idyllic abandon is not a bad feeling to evoke in music.
Reviewer: Ralph A. Miriello
Tags: 2000s jazz