Parting Is Such - Michael Garrick Trio with guests; Chris Garrick (vln), Don Rendall (sax). Timeless beauty is to be found in this early JAZA CD
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The third release from Garrick's Jazz Academy label (1995) sees him team up with regulars Dave Green on bass and Alan Jackson on drums. The music focuses on the theme of parting; there are standards (My Funny Valentine and the Beatles' Here, There and Everywhere, the latter featuring Garrick's virtuosic violinist son, Christian), excerpts from The Royal Box Suite (Heir Apparent and Royal Prerogative) and solo piano moments. Garrick pays tribute to Julian Joseph with Brothers of the Bottom Row, a valediction for Bruce Turner, Goodbye Dad, a powerful Premises' Blues and the impressionistic Birdsong at Nightfall. There is a guest appearance from Don Rendell on soprano saxophone for followers of the Rendell/Carr Quintet, which gave Garrick his first big break.