Something Unexpected

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Something Unexpected 1:12:43 $11.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Unusual Suspects 09:32 44.1/16 Album only
2 La Pregunta 08:31 44.1/16 Album only
3 The Queen 09:20 44.1/16 Album only
4 Attestation 05:55 $1.49 Buy
5 Triste 06:28 $1.49 Buy
6 Corcovado 04:12 $1.49 Buy
7 Dr. Jackle 07:31 44.1/16 Album only
8 Lovely One 07:45 44.1/16 Album only
9 Lotus Blossom 07:42 44.1/16 Album only
10 I Wish 05:47 $1.49 Buy

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"Something Unexpected" was recorded live at Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis with Reginald Veal (bass), Adonis Rose (drums), Brice Winston (tenor saxophone) and Nicholas Payton (trumpet & flugelhorn). It includes both Martin's originals, as well as easily unexpected takes on Stevie Wonder and Jobim standards like Corcovado and I Wish. Though Martin sometimes echoes the best of the Bluenote periods of Hancock and Tyner, he's developing a sound that's his own an event worth catching.

Peter Martin's piano playing is quite fine...he shines on ballads, especially his solo treatment of Triste and his duo rendering of Corcovado with Brice Winston. His real work lies in his fine writing though. La Pregunta for one is an excellent piece, a song with a Latin undercurrent and which is composed over a beautiful rolling arpeggio. Martin's composing prowess also shows up on the bluesy title cut and on two ballads: The Queen and Lovely One- Peter definitely has a knack for writing ballads. These are moving, wistful melodies that one does not soon forget. - All About Jazz