Label: Expansion Records
1 Symmetry 7. Spanish Waltz 2 Face to Face 8 Epilogue 3 Latinesque 4 Desire 5 Fly on the Wall 6 Duke's Mood
Additional Personnel / Information
Steve Lockwood - Piano, Composer Kim Richmond - Alto Sax Ken Rosser - Guitars Chris Colangelo - Acoustic Bass Billy Mintz - Drums Brad Dutz - Percussion Kendall Kaye - Drums
This album (reviewed in All About Jazz in 2004) contains self-produced compositions by the pianist. The Russell Arthur Roberts remarks on the back actually concern the first album that Lockwood released, called "Rite of Passage", but the same is true here. "His musical intellect and sense for drama........ combined into an appealing set of songs that suggest perhaps as much classically influenced 20th century art music as jazz." My wish here was to try to expand the bebop language to include a new approach to tonality/atonality that implies use of the jazz improvisers ear with singable melodies and a bi-tonal compositional approach.