July 19, 1992
Concord Jazz
Jazz, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Standards

Album Review

Some jazz pianists sound best in trios, with their shortcomings appearing during solo recitals, like the series recorded at Maybeck Recital Hall. Such was definitely not the case for Adam Makowicz, who has always been very much a two-handed pianist with phenomenal technique. As if to show what he has, he begins this CD with his own complex original, "Tatum on My Mind." After that, he digs into ten well-worn Cole Porter songs that Tatum and others had recorded through the years, coming up with interesting reinterpretations of such tunes as "Get Out of Town," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You Do Something to Me," "Begin the Beguine," and "Just One of Those Things." Although Makowicz has recorded sessions that contained more variety, his total command of the piano is particularly well displayed throughout this memorable set.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Tatum on My Mind
  2. Get Out of Town
  3. Easy to Love
  4. I Get a Kick Out of You
  5. You Do Something to Me
  6. I Concentrate on You
  7. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  8. Night and Day
  9. Begin the Beguine
  10. Love for Sale
  11. Just One of Those Things