Around (1999). While Around also featured guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, this new release is strictly a trio outing, and may indeed overtake Around as his career best. While there are many fine Dinesen compositions throughout, the disc’s opening nod to Ellington is a highlight. The unhurried, loping style of jazz heard here can really only be pulled off with Paul Motian at the helm. I imagine Motian sitting there behind his drums, unassumingly yet certainly aware that his pulsating twists and turns, instinctively placed both in and out of time, freed Dinesen as never before to play so comfortably and sound so good.
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