'Pianist-composer-arranger Gay Pearson is a confessed latecomer to the jazz scene, discovering Miles Davis and jazz combos just a decade ago. She exibits estimable talent on her first album, a trio outing with bassist Tyrone Brown and drummer Jim Miller that delivers creative versions of Ellingtons's 'Caravan', Jobim's 'How Insensitive' and Eddie Harris' ' 'Freedon Jazz Dance.' Guest Richie Cole adds his capricious alto to 'If I Were a Bell' and 'I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free,' and sister Beth Pearson's cello complements 'Someone To Watch Over Me.' Especially notable are the gospel-imbued original title track and the pianist's funky merger of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Al Jarreau's 'Boogie Down' into 'Rachy Boogies Down.' Gay Pearson is a superb addition to the jazz world.' Patricia Myers Jazz Times May 1999.
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