Benny Green s first trio CD in ten years, performed
by his working trio.
A strong collection of seldom-recorded compositions,
this is Green s 15th CD as a leader.
In 1993 Oscar Peterson chose Benny as the first
recipient of the City of Toronto s Glen Gould
International Protégé Prize in Music. That year,
Green replaced Gene Harris in Ray Brown s Trio,
working with the veteran bass player until 1997.
In addition to his prior releases as a leader, Green has
performed with Betty Carter, Art Blakey, Freddie
Hubbard, Bobby Watson, and the Dizzy Gillespie
Green is a young classicist, and one of the better
ones playing the piano. He plays funky and hard, and
breathes not only be-bop but Oscar Peterson s virtuosic
effusions as well. --New York Times
A young piano player with a lot to say behind the
keyboard; Green s playing is always eloquent and
tasteful. --CMJ Music Report
Sweet soul, melodic beauty, serious chops, and
impeccable taste. --WBGO/Jazz 88