Bill Cunliffe Trio – River Edge, New Jersey

June 7, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Azica Records, bill cunliffe, Martin wind, New Jersey, River Edge,, tim horner


Pianist Bill Cunliffe’s latest recording, River Edge, New Jersey, is an outstanding production. Cunliffe leads his trio of Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums on this set of primarily fantastic original compositions. From ballad to swing, the musical synchronicity here is impeccable, as are the individual contribution of the three musicians, with Cunliffe’s awe-inspiring pianissimo at the heart of the action. The musical repertoire includes nice arrangements of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Harry Nilsson and Björk. The whole effort is excellent from start to finish and an absolute candidate for our favorite recording of the year.

Click to listen to a clip of “Blue Notes”.

Tracks: Sweet Andy, The Girl from Ipanema, Blue Notes, For Wanda, You and the Night and the Music, What Might Have Been, One (Is The Loneliest Number), Choro (From Nostalgia in Corcovado), All is Full of Love, Erik’s Song.