Andy LaVerne

Another World, Another Time

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Another World, Another Time was conceived by producer Nils Winther as an opportunity for pianist Andy LaVerne to revisit the original compositions in a trio format for his Steeplechase album Another World, recorded just over two decades earlier. The same rhythm section that appeared on the first disc, bassist Mike Richmond and drummer Billy Hart, is once again on hand, though trumpeter Tim Hagans, who occasionally crosses paths with the pianist in the studio, is added for this recording. Although it is doubtful that LaVerne had many occasions to play these songs, as he is a prolific composer, the music sounds fresh without slavishly duplicating the feeling of the earlier trio arrangements. Highlights include the constantly shifting "Tallboys," the lush, slightly bittersweet waltz "Cream Puff," and the pensive "Straight for Life."

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