Greg Chako – Standard Roots (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Greg Chako – Standard Roots (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:37:58 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mint 400 Records

Standard Roots represents a return to what Greg Chako calls his “roots,” because it features the trio format of guitar, bass, and drums that he began his professional playing career with over 30 years ago.

Standards are the feature here, but Greg alternates the time feels of each track between Swing, Latin, and Ballad. Typical swingers like Just Friends, and bossa-novas like Jobim’s Triste are interpreted as expected, where as a couple old standbys like Out of Nowhere and It Might as Well Be Spring are given a fresh, upbeat Latin treatment. Besides the songs typically considered as being from The Great American Songbook, there is a blues: Cedar Walton’s “Cedar’s Blues,” and two modern jazz compositions: “Solar” by Chuck Wayne, and “Beatrice” by Sam Rivers (one of the bonus tracks). Other stand-outs not heard so often are Alec Wilders’ “I’ll be Around” and Arlens’ “Ill Wind.”

1-01. Greg Chako – Just Friends (04:44)
1-02. Greg Chako – I’ll Be Around (04:52)
1-03. Greg Chako – Out Of Nowhere (04:32)
1-04. Greg Chako – I Should Care (05:11)
1-05. Greg Chako – It Might As Well Be Spring (07:23)
1-06. Greg Chako – Ill Wind (05:01)
1-07. Greg Chako – O Grande Amor (05:17)
1-08. Greg Chako – Cedar’s Blues (04:59)
1-09. Greg Chako – Triste (06:06)
1-10. Greg Chako – Solar (04:50)
1-11. Greg Chako – Star Eyes (08:08)
1-12. Greg Chako – It Could Happen To You (05:19)
1-13. Greg Chako – That’s All (07:12)
1-14. Greg Chako – Beatrice (Bonus Track) (04:26)
1-15. Greg Chako – I’m Old Fashioned (Bonus Track) (06:22)
1-16. Greg Chako – Triste (Alt. Bonus Track) (05:55)
1-17. Greg Chako – Just Friends (Alt. Bonus Track) (07:35)


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