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Dan Tepfer Trio: Eleven Cages (Sunnyside)

Pianist Dan Tepfer led an earlier trio through Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” on 2009’s Oxygen, so a version of Beyoncé’s mega-hit “Single Ladies” shouldn’t come as much of a shock here. The surprise lies in the way the band adapts the song to the piano-trio format, without any trace of irony. Bassist Thomas Morgan and … Read More “Dan Tepfer Trio: Eleven Cages (Sunnyside)”

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Lee Konitz/Dan Tepfer/Michael Jansch/Jeff Williams: First Meeting: Live in London, Volume 1

Saxophone icon Lee Konitz, pianist Dan Tepfer, bassist Michael Janisch and drummer Jeff Williams had never performed together before May 2010, when this disc was recorded live at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London. It was an entirely “free” outing, as the liner notes tell us: “There was no rehearsal, plan, or preconceived notion … Read More “Lee Konitz/Dan Tepfer/Michael Jansch/Jeff Williams: First Meeting: Live in London, Volume 1”

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