Pianist Mike Longo’s latest is one of his finest recordings to date. Only Time Will Tell offers a substantial glimpse at Longo’s versatility and virtuosity. The production covers an array of musical moods, from toe-tapping swing to contemplative ballads. The trio, which is anchored by Paul West bass and Lewis Nash on drums, clicks like a Swiss watch as they move artfully through the tune. The playlist is a nice blend of Longo originals and nice reboots of compositions by Jimmy McHugh, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Eubie Blake. It’s Longo’s writing that stands out most in the collection, providing a substantial stage for showcasing his and the talents of his collaborators on the effort. A truly excellent work.
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Tracks: Tomorrow, Stepping Up, Nutty, Bohemia After Dark, Only Time will Tell, Why Not Me, Exactly Like You, Just A Thought, Ruby, Brilliant Corners, Conflict of Interest, Wheatleigh Hall, Memories of You .