Jon Mayer (p), Bob Maize (b), Harold Mason (d)
Reference: FSRCD 5027
Bar code: 8427328650274
01. On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper) 9:50
02. Shari's Bolero (Mayer) 4:38
03. Tragic Magic (Barron) 6:26
04. Embraceable You (Gershwin-Gershwin) 4:50
05. Rip Van Winkle (Mayer) 8:37
06. Stella by Starlight (Washington-Young) 8:06
07. If You Could See Me Now (Dameron) 5:01
08. Red Top (Hampton) 7:29
09. The Theme (Davis) 3:20
Total time: 58:17 min.
Jon Mayer (piano); Bob Maize (bass); Harold Mason (drums).
Recorded Live at the Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, November 25, 1998
Producer: Dick Bank
Producer for CD release by Jordi Pujol
"Jon Mayer's third CD as a leader is an impressive outing at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles with bassist Bob Maize and drummer Harold Mason. This date is filled with memorable music, including a dazzling take of "On Green Dolphin Street," an elegant solo performance of "Embraceable You," and a rich arrangement of "If You Could See Me Now." But the works of more recent vintage are just as delectable. Mayer's version of Kenny Barron's "Tragic Magic" has some of the best solos of the evening by each member of the trio. Mayer's subdued ballad "Shari's Bolero" (dedicated to his wife) and his jaunty "RipVan Winkle" are proof that he is an impressive composer, too. Highly recommended."
Ken Dryden -All Music Guide