“Of the hundreds of young musicians who have passed through the COTA mentoring program, none exemplify the merits of this endeavor more than Davey Lantz. His rapid rise in the pro-ranks is proof of his superb artistry. And his new trio CD Ascent demonstrates this with aplomb.
Two originals, “Helix” and “Crescent Moon” showcase his writing skills and the trio plays them to perfection.
Matt Dennis and Earl Brent’s song, “I Fall In Love Too Easily” from “Anchors Aweigh” for Sinatra. Both show his concern for the American Songbook, but with a Lantz-ian take on the classics. He has a fertile imagination and brings freshness to these standards. Nice bass solo on “I Fall.”
DeBop would put a smile on Diz and Bird’s faces, I am sure. Put a smile on mine! Bebop of the future! I love it!
Rounding up these sublime performances is another Davey Lantz original, “Devotion” that shows the cohesiveness of the trio. Good band – great music!”
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