On her new DVD Leslie Pintchik Quartet Live In Concert
, pianist and composer Pintchik enlists her long-time band-mates Scott Hardy, Mark Dodge and Satoshi Takeishi; four strong originals and three very intriguing arrangements of well-known tunes make for a terrific playlist by this vibrant quartet. Pintchik's concert was presented by the Shandelee Music Festival, as part of its New York City Showcase Series, on March 12, 2009. The intimate salon-like setting with audience close at hand makes this a wonderfully music-friendly setting. And Pintchik's rapport with the audience can be heard in her conversational lead-ins to many of the pieces, which display her humor, warmth for her band-mates, and also gravity and depth of feeling.
This version of Leslie Pintchik Quartet Live In Concert
includes both a Blu-ray disc and an audio CD.
"...enormous gifts as a composer, arranger and pianist." - All Music Guide
"... Pintchik's music is fresh, full of light and instantly invigorating.... So Glad To Be Here
is simply a joyous release...." - Downbeat Magazine
] is a joyous, sparkling collection that is rich with graceful swing, surprising harmonic turns and phrasing, stellar technique, and drop-dead gorgeous melodies." - Coda Magazine Track Listing
1. Scamba (S. Hardy)
2. Over Easy (L. Pintchik)
3. Completely (L. Pintchik)
4. Blowin' In The Wind (B. Dylan)
5. Mortal (L. Pintchik)
6. Too Close For Comfort (J. Bock, G. Weiss, L Holofcener)
(L. Bernstein, S. Sondheim / B. Powell, V. De Moraes)