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George Cables|Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

George Cables

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On his sixth HighNote album, pianist George Cables displays the immense harmonic warmth and swinging precision that one would expect from a journeyman master with an over-40-year-long career. Having famously honed his skills alongside such legendary players as Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, and Freddie Hubbard, Cables (who Art Pepper dubbed "Mr. Beautiful" due to how much he loved his playing) has been leading his own groups on and off since the '70s. Beginning in the 2010s, he formed a lasting trio with bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis, both equally seasoned veterans. Together, they play an urbane and highly engaging brand of jazz that is the epitome of acoustic post-bop. It's a sound steeped in the modern jazz tradition, but one which continually seeks for greater harmonic and lyrical clarity. Cables leads his bandmates with deftness and grace, contrasting his thick block chords with tumbling multi-note runs. It's a virtuosic style that's particularly evident on standards, including their galloping reading of the 1956 title track and their brisk take on the Guys and Dolls classic "I've Never Been in Love Before." However, it's on his original compositions, including the glistening Latin number "This Is My Song" and the Dave Brubeck-esque 3/4 piece "Circle of Love" that Cables and his trio truly shine. This isn't music that pushes boundaries, or challenges your ears with harsh dissonance -- that's not the point. With his trio, Cables has more nuanced and subtle goals in mind. Too Close for Comfort is an album that sparkles with deep creativity and intelligence, reminding you how engaging and beautiful acoustic jazz can be.
© Matt Collar /TiVo

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1
Too Close for Comfort
00:05:15

G.D. Weiss, Composer - J. Bock, Composer - L. Holofcener, Composer - George Cables, Piano, MainArtist - VICTOR LEWIS, Contributor, Drums - Essiet Essiet, Contributor, DoubleBass

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

2
Circle of Love
00:06:01

George Cables, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - VICTOR LEWIS, Contributor, Drums - Essiet Essiet, Contributor, DoubleBass

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

3
This Is My Song
00:05:56

George Cables, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - VICTOR LEWIS, Contributor, Drums - Essiet Essiet, Contributor, DoubleBass

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

4
Klimo
00:05:51

George Cables, Composer, Piano, MainArtist - VICTOR LEWIS, Contributor, Drums - Essiet Essiet, Contributor, DoubleBass

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

5
For All We Know
00:08:30

J.F. Coots, Composer - S. Lewis, Composer - George Cables, Piano, MainArtist - Essiet Essiet, Contributor, DoubleBass

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

6
Crazy Love
00:05:34

George Cables, Piano, MainArtist - VICTOR LEWIS, Contributor, Drums - Tadataka Unno, Composer

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

7
Roses Poses
00:07:13

George Cables, Piano, MainArtist - Bobby Hutcherson, Composer - VICTOR LEWIS, Contributor, Drums - Essiet Essiet, Contributor, DoubleBass

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

8
I've Never Been in Love Before
00:05:38

FRANK LOESSER, Composer - George Cables, Piano, MainArtist - VICTOR LEWIS, Contributor, Drums - Essiet Essiet, Contributor, DoubleBass

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

9
Teddy
00:04:04

George Cables, Piano, MainArtist - Bobby Hutcherson, Composer - VICTOR LEWIS, Contributor, Drums - Essiet Essiet, Contributor, DoubleBass

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

10
A Valentine for You
00:01:43

George Cables, Composer, Piano, MainArtist

2021 HighNote Records, Inc. 2021 HighNote Records, Inc.

Album Description

On his sixth HighNote album, pianist George Cables displays the immense harmonic warmth and swinging precision that one would expect from a journeyman master with an over-40-year-long career. Having famously honed his skills alongside such legendary players as Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, and Freddie Hubbard, Cables (who Art Pepper dubbed "Mr. Beautiful" due to how much he loved his playing) has been leading his own groups on and off since the '70s. Beginning in the 2010s, he formed a lasting trio with bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis, both equally seasoned veterans. Together, they play an urbane and highly engaging brand of jazz that is the epitome of acoustic post-bop. It's a sound steeped in the modern jazz tradition, but one which continually seeks for greater harmonic and lyrical clarity. Cables leads his bandmates with deftness and grace, contrasting his thick block chords with tumbling multi-note runs. It's a virtuosic style that's particularly evident on standards, including their galloping reading of the 1956 title track and their brisk take on the Guys and Dolls classic "I've Never Been in Love Before." However, it's on his original compositions, including the glistening Latin number "This Is My Song" and the Dave Brubeck-esque 3/4 piece "Circle of Love" that Cables and his trio truly shine. This isn't music that pushes boundaries, or challenges your ears with harsh dissonance -- that's not the point. With his trio, Cables has more nuanced and subtle goals in mind. Too Close for Comfort is an album that sparkles with deep creativity and intelligence, reminding you how engaging and beautiful acoustic jazz can be.
© Matt Collar /TiVo

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