After Hours The debut recording of John Campbell, a pianist from Chicago, slipped out at the end of last year to deafening silence; After Hours , however,… After Hours The debut recording of John Campbell, a pianist from Chicago, slipped out at the end of last year to deafening silence; After Hours , however,… John Campbell Jazz
Music Review

After Hours (1990)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: John Campbell; Genre: Jazz

The debut recording of John Campbell, a pianist from Chicago, slipped out at the end of last year to deafening silence; After Hours, however, is a remarkable trio session graced by uncommonly fluent bebop phrasing. The Avery Parrish blues that gives the album its name is actually a disappointment — the tempo is too bright, the cymbals too busy. Yet on the bop classics Campbell shines: ''Star Eyes,'' especially, is distinguished by clarity and a profusion of invigorating ideas. B+

Originally posted Mar 02, 1990 Published in issue #3 Mar 02, 1990 Order article reprints
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