Gary Giddins
November 15, 1991 AT 05:00 AM EST

Something to Consider

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Stephen Scott
Producers
Verve
genre
Jazz

We gave it a B-

With his bell tone and logical mind, Stephen Scott is a captivating young jazz pianist. As a composer, though, he’s something of a by-the-book hard bopper, which makes Something to Consider a pretty conventional outing despite a generally exceptional cast of players, including two fine rhythm sections, trumpet wunderkind Roy Hargrove, and tenor saxophonist Craig Handy. (Justin Robinson’s sour intonation on alto is a drawback.) Still, there are moments — the backbeat version of Charlie Parker’s ”Au Privave,” two quartet numbers with veteran tenor man Joe Henderson, and most of Scott’s solos — that suggest that Scott may have a stronger record in store. B-

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