Cyrus Chestnut: Midnight Melodies
Label: SMOKE SESSIONS RECORDS
Cyrus Chestnut: piano Curtis Lundy: bass Victor Lewis: drums
Two Heartbeats • Pocketful of Blues • To Be Determined • Bag’s Groove • Hey, It’s Me You’re Talking To • Chelsea Bridge • U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) • I Wanted to Say • Giant Steps • Medley (Sweet Hour of Prayer • For All We Know • Naima’s Love Song) • The Theme
This nearly perfect set of piano jazz, captured at NY’s Smoke Jazz & Supper Club, is Cyrus Chestnut’s first live recording date. He is joined by bassist Curtis Lundy and drummer Victor Lewis, and together they take listeners on a musical odyssey that includes music by Billy Strayhorn, John Coltrane, and, John Hicks.