A native of San Diego, pianist Danny Green is equally versed in jazz, Latin and classical music. Though mostly jazz, elements of the other styles also appear on A Thousand Ways Home (Capri Records, 2012).
Joining Green are bassist Justin Grinnell, drummer Julien Cantelm, mandolin player Eva Scow contributes to four songs, and Tripp Sprague plays tenor and soprano saxophones on six tracks. Three guitarists and a vocalist sit in for one song each.
Scow joins the core trio for “Unwind,” a lively, up-tempo piece. Mandolin and piano are nearly indistinguishable during some high-speed phrases. Cantelm augments the sound with timely rim shots. Scow puts the mandolin to the test during the middle break, shifting to rhythm player when Green takes over.
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