JazzWeekly reviews Billy Test Trio: Coming Down Roses

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Billy Test Trio: Coming Down Roses

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Pianist and composer Billy Test brings together his team of bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Ian Froman to mix originals with a couple standards to display his impressionistic chops. He gives hint to an influence from Bill Evans with some clever harmonics over the nimble work of Gregor and Froman on ”All Of You” and is in a  pastel mood on his own “Belonging”. You get some nice stick work by Froman as he introduces the nimble “Hardly” and Gregor is stately opening the stately “The Prince” and soloing around the clever interplay with Froman on “Coming Down Roses” . Test is dreamy over the cymbals for “Fate” and gets a chance to show his lyricism in solo form on the luminous “Empty Spaces”. Peaceful pieces.
Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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