The Howard Hanger Trio.
Through a Glass Darkly. PMH Records.
Recorded at Lefevre Sound Studios, Atlanta. January 1970.
Howard Hanger; Piano
Paul Reeve; Drums
Mike Givens; String Bass
Shel Hall; Electric bass on Lay, Lady, Lay.
A very interesting, if difficult to pigeon hole 2nd album from this Trio. Think P.E Hewitt, with a touch of Gerry Olds and a dash of Ahmad Jamal and you could be getting close, maybe. There's a Dylan cover, some originals and my favourite What Wonderous Love, an adaptation of an american folk hymn. The whole album moves in many different directions, from straight trio jazz, to abstract electronica samples. Takes a few listens, but is worth every minute.