(2006) Skim Coat

Billy Childs

... read moreThe trio of pianist Billy Childs (an underrated great), bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Carl Allen digs into four standards (including "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" and "Love Dance"), two Childs songs, and three by Williams. The music is slightly unpredictable modern hard bop, played in...

54′:02″ 9 Songs

1
Billy Childs
Surrey With The Fringe On Top
4:05
2
Billy Childs
The Winds Of Change
5:51
3
Billy Childs
You Don't Know What Love Is
6:35
4
Billy Childs
Every Time We Say Good-Bye
5:45
5
Billy Childs
Skim Coat
6:46
6
Billy Childs
Heroes
7:29
7
Billy Childs
Love Dance
7:51
8
Billy Childs
Deja
5:20
9
Billy Childs
Deceptacon
4:20
Released 18 October 2006, ℗ Metropolitan Records

Review

The trio of pianist Billy Childs (an underrated great), bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Carl Allen digs into four standards (including "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" and "Love Dance"), two Childs songs, and three by Williams. The music is slightly unpredictable modern hard bop, played in swinging and creative fashion by three masterful players. Each of the musicians plays up to their potential, making this set a minor gem. ~ Scott Yanow