Jack Van Poll / Hein Van de Geyn / Joe Labarbera
Live In Cape Town
- Type CD
- Label Challenge Jazz
- UPC 0608917010527
- Catalog number CHR 70105
- Release date 01 January 2002
About the album
Jack Van Poll - piano | Hein Van de Geyn – bass | Joe LaBarbera - drums
By the time the trio recorded this CD, taken from the last two performances of the tour, it was quite clear that the collaboration was a stunning success.
Live In Cape Town therefor is an album we are really proud of to release. It is an unique combination of three jazz-giants who know each other so well. Jack has known and played with Hein since the bassist was 18 years old. One of Hein's most outstanding formations is his own trio called Baseline (of which there are various albums previously released on Challenge Records). The drummer of Baseline is Joe LaBarbera, and that is how this connection came into being. And let's hope they will keep on performing together and make albums like this one, with pieces of jazz which express pure emotion.
Collaboration has a dozen fascinating and mostly free improvisations by the great pianist Kenny Werner in a trio. Pianist Kenny Werner, bassist Hein Van De Geyn and drummer Hans Van Oosterhout have worked together on an occasional basis in the past including taking a short tour and functioning as Toots Thielemans’ quartet for a few concerts. But while the musicians are familiar with each other, they have not performed together all ...