Bill O'Connell


Savant SCD 2208
Bill O'Connell
Live in Montauk

Montauk — the easternmost point of Long Island — has enjoyed a reputation as an idyllic land of the lotus eaters but now is fully woven in to the Hamptons summer scene, and it is that coastal existence which served as a backdrop for this recording. For a number of reasons — as O’Connell’s first live band date, and his first on-record meeting with drum icon Billy Hart — this session stands out. Recorded live at the Hamptons Jazz Fest, with artists including saxophonist Craig Handy and bassist Santi Debriano, the performance was further heightened by the appearance of trumpeter Randy Brecker and the enthusiasm of attentive and engaged listeners.

BILL O'CONNELL, piano • Craig Handy, tenor saxophone • Santi Debriano, bass • Billy Hart, drums

Special guest: Randy Brecker, trumpet (tracks 1, 7)

TRACKS: Do Nothing till You Hear from Me • Sparks • Moanin’ • No Rhyme or Reason • One Finger Snap • Ripty Boom • Tip Toes

 Do Nothing till You Hear from Me

 No Rhyme or Reason


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