Artist: Cees Slinger
Album: Sling Shot!
Genre: Hard Bop, Post-Bop
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
01. Slingshot (Slinger) - 6:51
02. Growing Up (Slinger) - 5:09
03. Waltonia (Slinger) - 7:19
04. Eye-Witness Blues (Jordan) - 6:18
05. If It Were Only You (Brown) - 11:06
06. Dizzizzit (Slinger) - 6:10
A beautiful little album from Dutch pianist Cees Slinger – one that features a quartet with Clifford Jordan on tenor, Philly Joe Jones on bass, and the wonderfully-toned Isla Eckinger on bass! The presence of Jordan adds a deep edge to the set that really opens things up – bringing in a strong degree of soul to the session, and reminding us a lot of the work by the Jordan/Cedar Walton team back in the mid 70s. Slinger has a touch on the keys that's a bit like Walton too – lightly expressive, yet also rhythmically soulful – and the bass work of Eckinger drives things along with the same sort of bounce as Sam Jones on the classic Jordan/Walton outings of the 70s.