Sharing of the Heart
You are invited to 'A Sharing Of The Heart', a KeysCo Music release of the latest triumph by keyboard artist and composer Drew Salperto. Salperto is said to have as many roots as a Giant Sequoia. These are sunk most deeply in the hardscrabble land of Jazz, where he has played or recorded or toured with almost everybody who is anybody in the last quarter-century of that American Art. Trumpets for example: he has been featured across the spectrum from the aching lyricism of Chet Baker to the bop edge of Freddie Hubbard, the creativity of Tom Harrell and Eddie Henderson to the traditionalism of Art Farmer and Bobby Shew. Saxophonists include Dave Liebman, Junior Cook, Richie Cole, Bill Evans, Bud Shank, Charlie Rousse, Lou Donaldson, Eddie Harris, and Grover Washington Jr. He's been there done that with rhythm sections hosting drummers Adam Nussbaum, Bob Moses, and Ed Soph and bassists Eddie Gomez, Miroslav Vitous, Harvey Schwartz, and Steve Swallow. So when he ascends to play, he is given the respect of a Master. And he always delivers, with the masterful chops DownBeat Magazine dubbed, 'Prowress Par Excellence!' Yet for all his mastery, he has never forgotten what he is looking for, what the greatest have always sought, the pulsating heart of it all, the lyrical warmth, the strange recurrent beauty that lies beneath. The just-right phrase at the just-right time that happens along and off-handedly breaks your heart Come with him on this imaginative journey through the endearing ease of The Gift of Breath, Soul Dance, Sybille, Inner Paradise, Waltz For My Friends, Oceanic Rainbows, Cretian Sunsets, You Took the Time, and Compassionato. Listen and you shall hear, and then hear again as you go on hooked by the memories, and listen again as you return for another journey by this important artist.