Repeat [Denny Zeitlin] (3:17)
Soundclip: “This original composition gets the trio off to a hot start.”

I-Thou [Denny Zeitlin] (5:55)
Soundclip “An original waltz inspired by the philosophy of Martin Buber.”

Stonehenge [Denny Zeitlin] (5:15)
Soundclip: Another original with some interesting turns and twists that showcases the intense but relaxed feel of this trio.


Carol's Garden [Denny Zeitlin] (3:00)
Soundclip: “A catchy folk-type original that was fun to solo on. I remember being tickled when Thelonious Monk liked this track in a Downbeat Blindfold Test.”

After the War [Denny Zeitlin] (5:58)
Soundclip: “A haunting, austere, original. I recall picturing dried-out relics of a civilization found in an attic...”

Carnival [Denny Zeitlin] (8:27)
Soundclip: “An extended original composition with lots of free playing. This clip is the tail-end of a free improvisation leading into the final thematic statement.”


Introduction / St.Thomas [Sonny Rollins] (3:44)
Soundclip: “Some free-wheeling soloing over the changes of Sonny Rollins’ tune.”

Quiet Now [Denny Zeitlin] (9:06)
Soundclip: “The first recording of my best known original composition, thanks to Bill Evans recording it over 9 times and keeping it in his nightly repertoire for 15 years."

What is This Thing Called Love [Cole Porter] (7:30)
Soundclip: "I have always enjoyed opportunities for unaccompanied and partially accompanied sections in trio music, which makes the entry of the full trio particularly exciting."


Offshore Breeze [Denny Zeitlin] (2:35)
Soundclip: “I think Charlie, Jerry and I got a relaxed, lovely feel on this original bossa nova.”

Dormammu [Denny Zeitlin] (6:38)
Soundclip “The trio with Oliver Johnson and Joe Halpin had a special flair for exciting free playing. Here’s a clip from the middle of this original composition.”

Night and Day [Porter] (2:57)
Soundclip: “Here’s a clip of my piano solo. I really love the walking time feel with Oliver and Joe.”


El Fuego de Las Montañas [Denny Zeitlin] (13:46)
Soundclip: “a fiery funk-rock electronic-acoustic original that blazes off in 7/4 time.”

On Air [Denny Zeitlin] (3:22)
Soundclip: “A gentle original composition with shifting time signatures and double- note feel that has subtle flavors of bossa, rock, and funk.”

A Scarf in the Air [Denny Zeitlin] (15:39)
Soundclip: “The last, white hot, section of this extended original composition before the final thematic statement. The arrangement and performance “take no prisoners” as this juggernaut moves to its conclusion.”


Syzygy [Denny Zeitlin, Marsh] (16:40)
Soundclip: “A relaxed, bluesy 5/4 section toward the end of this extended original composition.”

Child’s Play [Denny Zeitlin] (10:30)
Soundclip: “Child’s Play: The concluding keyboard(s) solo that moves from funk to samba in unusual time signatures.”

Starburst [Fudoli, Denny Zeitlin, Marsh, Harris] (16:20)
Soundclip: “The clip showcases a particularly exciting part of this extended piece, A 16+ minute quartet free-improvisation with Rich Fudoli, George Marsh, and Ratso Harris.”


Gulf Stream [Denny Zeitlin] (8:54)
Soundclip: “A free improvisation that moves in a more lyrical, tonal direction.”

Vulcan's Dolls [Denny Zeitlin] (5:05)
Soundclip: “The concluding part of this free improvisation, spewing fire and shards of energy as it drives to a sudden climax.”

Things Inside [Denny Zeitlin] (4:11)
Soundclip: “As the title indicates, much of this improvisation utilizes the percussive potential of the inside of the piano.”


Main Title [Denny Zeitlin] (4:14)
Soundclip: “The Pods leave their previous planet in a storm, and ride the galactic winds until piercing the layers of the earth’s atmosphere to arrive on our planet. A big orchestral cue, that also utilizes electronic musical effects.”

Love Theme [Denny Zeitlin] (2:52)
Soundclip: “I recorded this gentle bossa nova after midnight in a San Francisco studio with Eddie Henderson on trumpet; Mel Martin, woodwinds; George Marsh, drums; Mel Graves, bass; and myself on piano. The late night mood helped portry the movie’s sense of fading hope and loss.”

The Reckoning [Denny Zeitlin] (5:30)
Soundclip: : “Matthew (Donald Sutherland) makes a final attempt to destroy the Pod warehouse generation center and escape with his life. The final, big orchestral cue in the film, written as a concerto for two pianos.”


Bird Food [Ornette Coleman] (9:53)
Soundclip: “It was always a kick to play Ornette’s tunes with Charlie. Here’s a taste of the head and the beginning of the piano solo that followed.”

Time Remembers One Time Once [Denny Zeitlin] (4:27)
Soundclip: “Speaking of memory, I recall that this piece emerged all at once in my consciousness as I was walking to a lecture on surgery in medical school in 1963. I turned on my heel and ran back to my room to write it down. I have no idea what the title means—it just emerged with the music.”

Love For Sale [Cole Porter] (7:04)
Soundclip: “I’ve always loved the challenge of re-harmonizing standards; hoping to infuse them with freshness without losing their essence.”


Oleo [Rollins] (5:15)
Soundclip : “Free-wheeling treatment of “I Got Rhythm” changes with some interesting interaction as we move from the end of Jeremy’s solo into mine.”

Lover Man [Ramirez] (4:54)
Soundclip: “I like the relaxed quartet feel we got on this great old standard.”

So What [Davis] (10:23)
Soundclip: “Jeremy brings his flute solo to a fiery climax which segues into a gradually building piano solo with great rhythm support from Ben Riley & Ben Tucker.”


Tidal Wave -quartet- [Denny Zeitlin] (10:07)
Soundclip: “I hope this piece gives the feel of a tsunami bearing down, cresting, and crashing.”

Chelsea Bridge -piano and bass duo- [Billy Strayhorn] (7:13)
Soundclip: “Another opportunity to re-harmonize a great old standard. Playing duets with Charlie was always a treat—his sound is so marvelously grounded.

Billie's Bounce -piano solo- [Charlie Parker] (3:15)
Soundclip: “Billie’s Bounce: This clip is from a solo performance at San Francisco’s Keystone Korner.”


First Light [Denny Zeitlin] (3:32)
Soundclip: “A languid, gentle original that begins the album.”

Homecoming [Denny Zeitlin] (3:34)
Soundclip: “An energized original celebrating Americana.”

Mayfly [Denny Zeitlin] (3:40)
Soundclip: “A lyrical, quite classical, free improvisation inspired by the life cycle of the mayfly—the most famous insect imitated by fly fishers.” .


Goodbye Porkpie Hat [Charles Mingus] (4:38)
Soundclip: “The great Mingus tune written as a remembrance of Lester Young, given a slow back-beat 6/8 feel here.”

All The Things You Are [Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein] (5:29)
Soundclip: “This tune, or changes based on it, has probably been recorded as much or more than any other standard. I’ve freshened it up a bit by playing the bridge with 6 bars of ¾ and 2 bars of 4/4 and cycling it.”

And Then I Wondered If You Knew [Denny Zeitlin] (5:06)
Soundclip: “A gentle, original ballad with a bit of “pop” flavor.”


Celebration [Denny Zeitlin] (7:56)
Soundclip: “This was a favorite “set ender” when I was performing with Peter Donald and Joel DiBartolo—an original, rollicking, 7/4 samba with a ¾ bridge.”

BluesintheNight [Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer] (6:41)
Soundclip: “One of the all-time great and unique standards. Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles had always killed me with this song. I re-harmonized it quite radically, but the essential flavor remains.”

Broadway Blues [Ornette Coleman] (11:11)
Soundclip: “Half of this album features duets with David Friesen. Here is a driving, middle section of free improvisation, featuring David playing “bongo bass.”


Like Someone In Love [Jimmy van Heusen] (7:27)
Soundclip: “a clip midway through my piano solo, illustrating a relaxed walking feel as the solo builds in complexity.”

Returning [David Friesen] (6:00)
Soundclip: “A lovely bossa written by David Friesen”

On The March [Denny Zeitlin] (12:45)
Soundclip: "Here’s the tail end of my solo going into the final head of this original composition.”


My Man's Gone Now [Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward] (8:47)
Soundclip: “My treatment of this piece attempts to evoke some of the feel of the Porgy and Bess orchestra, in a very free-form style.”

Lazy Bird [Coltrane] (2:45)
Soundclip: “Here’s a clip of Coltrane’s tune taken at a very fast pace.”

The End of a Love Affair [Redding] (4:35)
Soundclip: “I’ve loved this standard ever since I heard Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers do it on a recording back in the fifties.”


Echo of A Kiss [Denny Zeitlin] (6:46)
Soundclip: “A gentle, original waltz with an unusual melody and harmonic structure.”

Oleo [Rollins] (4:38)
Soundclip: “We take this Sonny Rollins riff on “I Got Rhythm” changes at a blistering tempo. ”

Signs and Wonders [David Friesen] (8:01)
Soundclip: “My favorite David Friesen composition.”


As Long As There's Music [J.Styne] (5:11)
Soundclip: “: I first heard this tune in the early fifties, played by the George Shearing Quintet as a foxtrot. I first recorded it with Charlie Haden ( “Time Remembers One Time Once” ) as a slow ballad. I liked doing it here as a brisk, light waltz.”

Cousin Mary [J.Coltrane] (5:44)
“At the end of my solo, I trade choruses of “sixes” with Al Foster before stating the theme of this Coltrane blues."

I Fall In Love Too Easily [S.Cahn, J.Styne] (7:49)
Soundclip: “I’ve wanted to record this ballad ever since hearing Miles play it.”


Equinox [Coltrane] (8:21)
Soundclip: “Coltrane’s minor blues from the 2nd statement of the head into the piano solo, floating over the repeating bass figure.”

Nefertiti [Shorter] (6:58)
Soundclip: “I love Wayne Shorter’s compositions. Here’s a clip from midway in my piano solo that evolves into some time-bending passages before returning to the main theme.”

Epiphany [Denny Zeitlin] (5:55)
Soundclip: “An original bossa nova.”


Brazilian Street Dance [Denny Zeitlin] (7:07)
Soundclip: “this clip of my original samba goes from the last part of the opening vamp to the head and into some of David’s mandolin solo.”

Waltz for Gigi [David Grisman] (4:25)
Soundclip: “An infectious David Grisman waltz”

Fourteen Miles to Barstow [David Grisman] (4:54)
Soundclip: "A taste of the preceding languid bluesy section before the piece takes off at a bluegrass gallop on David’s tune."


You And The Night And The Music [Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz] (4:38)
Soundclip: “This track illustrates the relaxed time feel and free-wheeling approach of this trio.”

Put Your Little Foot Right Out [Larry Spier] (3:42)
Soundclip: “A delicate, tender reworking of this childhood nursery rhyme.”

SLICKROCK: On The Trail [Denny Zeitlin] (5:08)
Soundclip: “This piece was inspired by mountain biking adventures in the Canyonlands of Utah, and attempts to impart the feel of being on the trail.”


CASCADE [Denny Zeitlin] (8:50)
Soundclip: “The first part of this multi-section original composition. Acoustic piano.”

LAMENT [J.J.Johnson] (3:00)
Soundclip: “This great ballad by J.J.Johnson is one of the selections from the 8 part suite. Acoustic piano with synth orchestration.”

MOVING PARTS 1 [Denny Zeitlin] (4:12)
Soundclip: “Acoustic piano supports the synth lead “wind” instrument.”