Robert Rook Trio | Live in Amsterdam: The Other Set

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Live in Amsterdam: The Other Set

by Robert Rook Trio

Acoustic Modern Creative Piano Trio Jazz Music
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. I Hear a Rhapsody (Live)
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2. Drained Feelings (Live)
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3. Faster Than Your Legs (Live)
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4. Someday My Prince Will Come (Live)
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5. Hymn for Fall (Live)
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6. Piano Feature (Live)
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7. Bass Feature (Live)
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8. Drums Feature (Live)
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9. Solar (Live)
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Album Notes
In 2007 The Robert Rook Trio Recorded a live DVD in the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This DVD consists of the second set of the concert. Now the first set is also available as MP3 download on CD Baby.

Robert Rook - piano
Thomas Winther Andersen - bass
Dick Verbeeck - drums

Some quotes from the national and international press:

I found that everything I heard was more than accurate. He possesses great imagination; energy with comtemporary vision.
(Billy Hart, drummer)

I was familiar with Robert's music and I think he combines a true sense of tradition with his own concept.
As well, he has a good group to support him. A wonderful pianist.
(Dave Liebman, saxophonist)

A thrilling and expressive performance of this vibrant European jazzgroup!
(Michiel Borstlap, pianist)

He is an extraordinarily complete pianist, and the beautiful grand piano at the Bimhuis has rarely been given such a heavy and satisfying workout....
(Frank van Herk, Volkskrant)

Piano player Robert Rook is a virtuoso. Maybe we can call this former mathematician a 'genius'. Never heard a pianist perform with such complete devotion.
(Hans Dijkstal, Financieel Dagblad)

What a great creator, what a great technique!
He reminds the listeners of Keith Jarret, Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock but gives every piece his own dynamic thrilling interpretation.
Really excellent.
(Klaas Koopman, Pianoworld)

His genius piano playing takes us totally into his world and we forget ourselves completely.
(Takashi Yamamoto, Japanese Jazz Magazine)

...and phrasing that, down to the smallest nuances, sounds like the only right one for that moment.
(Frank van Herk, Volkskrant)

Rook reminds me of the better sides of 'Herbie Hancock'.
(Phillip McNeely, Cadence Magazine, USA)

There is not much more one could wish for, except this:
Can somebody get the Robert Rook trio onto a Norwegian stage as soon as possible.

(Tor Hammerø, Noors Jazz Magazine)


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Bad Bear Blues

If you liked the first LIA, you'll dig this!
More sinewy, powerful jazz from a terrific trio. I give this four rather than five stars as I'm unsure that extended bass and drum solos translate from live performance to recording. In the flesh, these forays would be part of the ambience created at a live gig but - for this reviewer at least - they lose a little of their flavour on vinyl, CD, and MP3.

A pianist gets away with solo recording but, unfortunately, that's not always the case for drummers and bass players! I guess if you dig drum or bass solos then you'll give this recording the full five. I have a Dave Holland solo bass album - peerless but needs some fortitude to listen all the way through.