Claude Williamson (p), Duke Morgan (b), Chuck Flores (d)
Reference: FSRCD 1605
Bar code: 8427328616058
The Fabulous Claude Williamson Trio captures the pianist in collaboration with bassist Duke Morgan and drummer Chuck Flores on a solid if unremarkable collection of standards. While Flores' subtle but insistent rhythms are particularly well matched to Williamson's graceful, feather-light touch, the session takes too few chances to soar -both the material and the arrangements are regrettably pedestrian. Aficionados of the postwar Los Angeles jazz scene will nevertheless appreciate the skill and dexterity of the performances- it's just a shame the album is nowhere near as fabulous as advertised.
Jason Ankeny -All Music Guide