(Another) Nuttree Quartet - Something Sentimental



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john abercrombie guitar
jay anderson bass
dave liebman soprano saxophone, wooden flute
adam nussbaum drums

recorded at jay anderson’s studio, new paltz, ny september 2007.

kind of blue 10032


The follow up to “The Nuttree Quartet/Standards – KOB 10023” which received 4-star reviews in all the major jazz magazines and has since become a modern classic. This “(Another) Nuttree Quartet” which has Adam Nussbaum and John Abercrombie at its core, sees Dave Liebman on saxophone (in place of Jerry Bergonzi) and Jay Anderson on bass (in place of Gary Versace on B3 Hammond). This is a again a set of standards played with exquisite beauty.

Something Sentimental
Note by Adam Nussbaum

This special project came about in 2007. In May, we all played together for a party to honor my mother Muriel, who had passed away in April at the age of 83. My Mom had always said that she wanted a celebration, not a funeral. Family and friends gathered together to reminisce and we played songs that my Mom had enjoyed throughout her life.

It was an emotional time; and it was so nice to make music with these wonderful musicians, as we have been treasured friends for over 30 years. Because it felt so good, we decided we should record.

This is dedicated to the memory our dear parents.
John & Elizabeth Abercrombie, Kenneth Anderson,
Leo & Frances Liebman, Erv & Muriel Nussbaum
and those incredible people who have touched our lives.
The list is long... they live on in our hearts.

I not going to talk about the music. It simply is what it is.
I hope you enjoy "Something Sentimental".

"Hard-driving session...full of warm memories...a kind of mutually assured seduction...fine playing"

 - Irish Times

"Lovingly done..."

- The Guardian

Filled with comfortable interplay and fine soloing, and imbued - despite its eminent accessibility with an adventurous sense of risk-taking, this is straight-ahead jazz the way it's meant to be played. As good as an album that "Standards" was - and it was very good.

John Kelman - All About Jazz

"This is an album of thoughtful and patient music by players who are willing
to put their egos aside for the benefit of the music and the group."

- thejazzandbluesblogspot

"...comes from the heart...great rhythm team...coiled energy...the quartet finds ways to go deeper into these familiar tunes..."

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