My New Old Friend

My New Old Friend  Alan Pasqua

Pianist Alan Pasqua, has recorded with Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Motian, Dave Holland, Michael and Randy Brecker, Alan Holdsworth, Gary Burton, John Patitucci, Sheila Jordan, and many others. My New Old Friend offers intensely personal renditions of some unusual standards, as well as many of Alan's moving original compositions. This intimate piano trio setting features drummer Peter Erskine and bassist Darek Oles. Pasqua was featured pianist on Ray Charles' Grammy winning Genius Loves Company.

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Tracks

1You Must Believe In Spring4:54
2Barcelona4:30
3Highway 145:53
4All The Things You Are4:35
5My New Old Friend8:28
6Body and Soul7:16
7One More Once4:16
8Vienna7:02
9Wichita Lineman5:55
10Stick Slap4:33
11Smile5:31

Reviews

While Alan Pasqua is well known by fusion heads as the keyboardist in the New Tony Williams Lifetime and composer of that band's anthemic "Proto-Cosmos" (which former Lifetime guitarist Allan Holdsworth still uses as an encore), this intimate piano trio o

Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times, 4-1-05

Pianist Alan Pasqua's My New Old Friend clearly refers to his bandmates: drummer Peter Erskine, with whom Pasqua has worked in a trio for the past few years, but whose association goes back much further; and bassist Darek Oles, who has begun playing with

John Kelman, All About Jazz, 4-1-05

"Alan Pasqua's trio examines six originals and five standards with an airy, thoughtful, heartfelt creativity. The melody is never stated on All The Things You Are, but there's no doubt that's what you're hearing. Other evergreens, all delicately played,

George Fendel, Portland Jazz Scene, 4-1-05