Denny Zeitlin: The Night Has 1000/10,000 Eyes
The Night Has 1000/10,000 Eyes
Denny Zeitlin (piano)
In Concert (Sunnyside 1206)
“The Night Has 1000 Eyes” composed by Jerome Brainin and Buddy Bernier; “The Night Has 10,000 Eyes” composed by Denny Zeitlin.
Recorded: Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM, December 2004
Rating: 94/100 (learn more)
This recording by Denny Zeitlin’s current trio has “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” at its core. However, Zeitlin has extensively augmented the structure with open vamps (including one in 7/4 time) and an entended section of free improvisation. As Zeitlin explains: [It] typifies the way this trio can function as a single organism, patiently and collaboratively developing and working with brand new material in a compositional way. The result is as musical and inventive as one would expect of musicians of this caliber. ’Nuff said.
Reviewer: Bill Kirchner