(122) George Fendel, Portland Jazz Scene -- 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, include Body and Soul, You Must Believe In Spring, Smile, and the surprise of the set, Wichita Lineman. Among Pasqua's compositions, I was drawn particulary to Barcelona, a gentle alternative to, say, Chick Corea's Apain. This is music you both hear and feel." ***1/2

George Fendel
Portland Jazz Scene