November 2, 2018
Pianist and composer Bevan Manson mixes trios, solos and group outings on this easy swinger of a session. Bassist Matt Livingston-Jeff D’Angelo, drummers Matt Gordy, B3er Brian Charette, percussionist Brad Dutz and vocalist Tierney Sutton all take turns in the session. Sutton is icy warm for the clean and stately uptown sounds of “Beats Two” while she glides with aplomb over Livingston’s bass on the crystal “Caramel.” Manson gets soulful for the swinger “Kingston Sugar” and brings lots of soul for “Interlude” while a solo read of “Caramel” displays his warm distal phalanx joints. Rich moves.