Christian's taste and touch
Jule Styne would love this CD and so will you.
~Alan and Marilyn Bergman
I’ve heard and played
with many pianists over many years, including
some of the great ones, so that it would take
one with exceptional talent to cause my ears
to “stand up.” Christian has done
just that with this CD. It is rewarding and
quite fulfilling to hear someone of his talent,
and the unique ability to extemporaneously bring
things to life.
This is real jazz at its finest.
You owe it to yourself to listen to this man.
"As a writer dealing mainly with larger
ensembles, I don't hear many trios, but this
one got my attention imediatly. Christian, Trey
and Ray are masters: chops are in abundance,
but only in the service of the music. The charts,
whether by Christian or by the trio, are superb.
(In "Tears", note the mournful harmonies
behind "guess I'll hang my tears out...")
. Tierney, with whom the group has been collaborating
recently, tells her stories sweetly and convincingly.
An additional good stroke is the too-seldom-heard
music of Julie Styne."
"This is an important recording.
And also a knockout to hear."
“Here is an example of a virtuoso who
has found his band! Christian Jacob has always
been magical but with this trio the interplay
takes it to an even greater level. Ray Brinker
has always been a favorite drummer of mine and
Trey Henry has such a beautiful melodic concept.
It’s almost like he’s a great jazz
You need to hear this CD!”
"Jacob, a lyrical player in the Bill Evans/Keith
Jarrett stylistic mode with touches of Oscar
Peterson flash, offers a nicely crafted rendering
of nine Jule Styne standards, as well as a sensitive
look at four of his own compositions. The trio’s
readings of Jacob’s tunes, grouped near
the middle of the disc, offer the album’s
~ Will Smith
of Down Beat"