Pianist Walter Norris has the knack for making the most overplayed standards sound fresh. By reharmonizing the chord structures and altering the melodies a bit, he was able to reinvent most of the repertoire on this CD, including a notable "new" version of the title cut.
Parts of "My Foolish Heart" are so free as to be almost unrecognizable, and even "On Green Dolphin Street" sounds unusual while swinging hard. With fine support from bassist Neil Swainson and drummer Harold Jones, Walter Norris revitalizes the jazz mainstream with inventive explorations.
|Lush Life / Billy Strayhorn||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||7:25|
|I'll Remember April / Gene DePaul / Patricia Johnston / Don Raye||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||4:41|
|My Foolish Heart / Ned Washington / Victor Young||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||5:21|
|Birth/Mon Dolphyn||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||7:25|
|Blues for Carl Jefferson||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||7:12|
|On Green Dolphin Street||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||5:30|
|Crazy She Calls Me||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||8:04|
|Sams Out||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||5:07|
|Bell of the Ball||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||6:56|
|Stompin' at the Savoy / Benny Goodman / Andy Razaf / Edgar Sampson / Chick Webb||Walter Norris feat: Walter Norris Trio||5:46|