News Jazz 07/11/2017

Cincinnati Jazz Hall Of Fame, Veteran Journeyman Pianist, Phil DeGreg Releases His 12th Album

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame, Veteran Journeyman Pianist, Phil DeGreg releases his 12th CD. A Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies at CCM in the University of Cincinnati. A graduate of Yale and the University of North Texas, he toured with Woody Herman Orchestra, including Besides teaching at CCM, he has been on staff the past 31 years with the world-renowned Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops

Phil DeGreg is definitely a player, abundant evidence of which can be found on his enormously pleasurable, the music is first-class and the core trio is as securely anchored and synchronous as they come…a well-rounded set with a little something for everyone."
-All About Jazz

"..well-wrought linear playing imbued with a flowing lyricism…these four players settle into a comfortable empathy shaped by keen ears for the carefully chosen pieces and solid musicianship."
-Cadence Magazine

"…a superbly fluent technician who values melodicism over pianistic gymnastics."
-American Reporter

"… a deep understanding of the blues. His moves swing and jazz is not mere reflex. Highly recommended…"
-The Grand Rapids Press

"…a masterful way with a piano trio…surprisingly varied, displaying the huge range of what a piano trio is capable of."
-The Cincinnati Enquirer

A longtime treasure of the Cincinnati jazz scene, pianist Phil DeGreg is a versatile modernist who plays with the sort of supple authority that raises the eyebrows of his fellow musicians.
-Detroit Free Press

Phil's latest trio incarnation can be heard on this new CD, Queen City Blues. What is immediately apparent is the profound chemistry and mutual respect of this working trio of ten years, which includes Phil on piano, bassist Aaron Jacobs and drummer John Taylor. As individual players and as a unit they demonstrate the chameleon quality of all great rhythm sections; they enhance, propel and interpret the music at the highest level while never sounded forced or out of place. The repertoire is broad based and challenging, including both choice standards with tasteful harmonizations of gems from Jobim, Gershwin and four by DeGreg himself.

1. Westside Getaway 4:44 (Phil DeGreg)
2. Embraceable You 6:51 (George Gershwin)
3. Fountain on a Square 4:23 (Phil DeGreg)
4. I've Got a Crush on You 5:16 (George Gershwin)
5. Falling Grace 4:41 (Steve Swallow)
6. Queen City Blues 3:42 (Phil DeGreg)
7. All The Things You Are 5:51 (Jerome Kern)
8. Five For All 5:42 (Phil DeGreg)
9. My Foolish Heart 5:55 (Victor Young)
10. Favela 6:01 (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
11. My Romance 6:28 (Richard Rodgers)
12. Cherokee 6:28 (Ray Noble)

FEATURING: Phil DeGreg-Piano; Aaron Jacobs-Bass; John Taylor-Drums

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