Threeplay: Ted Rosenthal/Dennis Irwin/Matt Wilson
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Ted Rosenthal – piano
Dennis Irwin – bass
Matt Wilson – drums
1. A Sleeping Bee
2. Eye On Monk
3. Madeiran Nights
4. Let's Cool One
5. Forever Young
6. New Theme
7. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
8. Sisters
9. Back Up
Pianist/composer Ted Rosenthal's Playscape debut features an all-star piano trio with bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Matt Wilson. Threeplay marks the frequent collaborators' first recording as a trio and includes so-called "derangements" of pieces by Arlen, Gershwin, and Monk, amidst six Rosenthal originals.
Rosenthal's forceful and yet playful moods lend an effortless beauty to the two standards 'A Sleeping Bee' and 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off.' His mellower tunes ('Forever Young,' 'Madeiran Nights,' and 'Sisters') are especially strong.
— David R. Adler, All Music Guide