Dave Zoller Quartet/Septet - "The Big Time Sessions"  
Genie Grant
 
"Love Me Like I Am "
 
dpz JAZZ 3067 (CD only)
 
 
  I've Never Been In Love Before; Learnin' The Blues; It Never Entered My Mind; My Attorney Bernie; I'll Remember April; Razor; What'll I Do?; Dream A Little Dream Of Me;l I'm Hip; I'm Through With Love; Little Girl Blue
   

Personnel: Genei Grant, vocals; Dave Zoller, piano; Mike Drake, Drums; Kerby Stewart, Bass; Joe Lee, Guitars.

I'm Hip
Little Girl Blue

 

Dave Zoller Quartet/Septet - "The Big Time Sessions"  
Dave Zoller & Fred Hamilton
 
"Between Us Cats"
 
dpz JAZZ 3066 (CD only)
 
 
  In Your Own Sweet Way; Blue In Green; There Are Choices; Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me; I Can't Get Started; Office Hours; Brose's Tune; Between Us Cats; Condition Blue.
   

Personnel: Dave Zoller, piano; Fred Hamilton, bass and guitars.

Office Hours
Brose's Theme

"...(Zoller and Hamilton) form a flavorful team while producing music that
contains lyrical beauty and a substantial amount of improvised charm.
...There is a sense of joy coming from this session, making their union a
most pleasant encounter"

- Frank Rubolino/ CADENCE

"...Hamilton's amazing fluency on bass and guitar creates a changing texture
and background, which in turn brings out different aspects of Zoller's playing. It gives the duo many directions to go in and they make interesting choices. Locked in and listening intently, the two musicians work in a spirit of responsiveness and mutual respect that infuses every piece. It's clear, from listening to this recording, that Dave Zoller and Fred Hamilton really enjoy playing together. It's no wonder they do..."
- Tim Cross - JAM (K.C. MO./KS.)

"...duo playing in the classic mould, two musicians working in close consort
to support one another's impulses.
...Zoller is a rhythmically acute player witrh an easy swing and a keen
sense of dynamics. Hamilton is a fine compliment, as supportive on one
instrument as he is on another."
-Stuart Broomer(CODA)

Dave Zoller Quartet/Septet - "The Big Time Sessions"  
Dave Zoller Quartet/Septet
 
"The Big Time Sessions"
 
dpz JAZZ 3065 (CD only)
 
 
  (Medley) Skippin' Through/Drew's World; Love, Gloom, Cash, Love; Monk's Mood; Wonder Of Wonders; Orinoco; Chelsea Bridge; Shadows; Boss Freight.
   

Quartet personnel: Zack Hexum, soprano & tenor saxes; Drew Phelps, bass; Woody Berner, drums; Dave Zoller, piano.

Septet personnel: Ron Jones, flute, soprano, alto & tenor saxes; Chris McGuire, clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax; Larry Spencer, trumpet & flugelhorn; Greg Waits, trombone; Carl Hillman, acoustic & electric bass; Dennis Durick, drums.

(Medley) Skippin' Through/Drew's World
Boss Freight

"Certainly these musicians are deserving of more attention and recognition. This recording is one that exemplifies exceptionally high standards and filled with a lot of spontaneous creativity. Highly recommended"
- Jazz Chronicles

"Music should create images in the mind of the listener, the more creative the music, the more compelling the images. Dallas-based pianist/composer/arranger Dave Zoller's latest album fashions images which fall into that fascinating category. This salubrious state of affairs comes about because of the play list and the way the Quartet and Septet, ably led by Zoller, address it along with a happy combination of enthusiasm, knowledge and technique."
- Dave Nathan, All Music Guide (allmusic.com)


Genie Grant - "Trav'lin' Light"  
Genie Grant
 
"Trav'lin' Light"
 
dpz JAZZ 3064 (CD only)
 
 
  Lover; May I Come In?; Summertime; Trav'lin'Light; I Wish I Knew; Speak Low; Early Autumn; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; Smoke Gets In Your Eyes; If I Were a Bell: Body and Soul; What Is This Thing Called Love?; Tired; When October Goes; Anything Goes; Lost In the Stars.
   

Personnel: Genie Grant, vocals; Dave Zoller. piano; Mike Drake, drums; Fred Hamilton, acoustic bass, guitar; Pete Brewer, flute, soprano sax.

If I Were a Bell
Early Autumn

"On this sixteen song collection, Genie Grant demonstrates that she has made the most of her (vocal) gift and has honed her craft well over the years...Less skilled singers could destroy everything these composers wrote, but Grant leads us into each piece with a sense of anticipation"
- Bill Fogerty, JAM (K.C. Mo./KS.)

"Clarity of tone is a strong point with Grant... Her song selection includes tunes that have staying power. Gems such as "Early Autumn"and "Speak Low"never seem to go out of style, and Grant gives sensitive readings to them... She has the smoothness of delivery to make the listening experience pleasant, and her band delivers just the right amount of flair to make it all work."
- Frank Rubolino, Cadence

Dave Zoller - "3 x 4 x 3"  
Dave Zoller
 
"3 x 4 x 3"
 
dpz JAZZ 3063 (CD only)
 
 
  Misterioso, Medium Rare & Over Easy, Bossier City, Bluebonnets, Lady Sings the Blues, Pannonica, Aging Hipsters, Spinning Song, Monk's Dream.
   

Personnel: Dave Zoller, piano (all selections) with Chris McGuire, Wayne DeLano or Pete Gallio, soprano & tenor saxes; Carl Hillman, Fred Hamilton or Mike Davis, bass; Mike Drake, Garry Granger or Dennis Durick, drums.

Aging Hipsters
Bluebonnets

"Zoller uses three different quartets on this album to explore four originals, three tunes by Thelonious Monk, and two tunes by Herbie Nichols. The Dallas pianist inhabits the spare, quirky, playful keyboard zone associated with Monk and Nichols and adds interesting extensions of his own.... The saxophonists... have throaty tones and a knack for outside flourishes from time to time.. The bass-and-drum duos...work together hand-in-glove."
-Owen Cordle, JazzTimes

"... a vibrant bop release, one that gets better with successive hearings. ...The fact that all three quartets work together at the same level of skill with such a firm and uniform sense of purpose is a sure indication of their leader's strength ...This is a sleeper, one where the whole is every bit the sum of its parts."
- Lou Kannenstine, The Green Mountain Jazz Messenger

Genie Grant - "Blame It On My Youth"  
Genie Grant
 
"Blame It On My Youth"
 
dpz JAZZ 3062 (CD only)
 
 
 

Talk To Me, Baby, Blues In the Night, These Foolish Things, Ask Me Now (How I Wish), Goody, Goody, Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, Come Rain Or Come Shine, My Old Flame, Blame It On My Youth, All the Things You Are, I'll Never Be the Same, (Baby) Dont'cha Go Away Mad, I'll Be Around, Still Crazy After All These Years, We'll Be Together Again.

   

Personnel: Genie Grant, vocals; Dave Zoller, piano; Chris Clarke or George Anderson, bass; Bobby Breaux, drums; Kim Platko, acoustic guitar; Jack Evans or Rod Booth, trumpet & flugelhorn; Randy Lee or Pete Brewer, reeds; Chris Seiter or Dave Butler, trombone.

Talk To Me, Baby
Blame It On My Youth

"...The unadorned innocence of Grant's combined with sublime arrangements of pianist Dave Zoller create a sound that is direct yet unpredictable. This collection of 15 songs is delightful..."
(One of TOP 5 JAZZ CDs OF THE YEAR - The MET (Dallas, TX.)

"...Simply stated, Grant is very pleasant to listen to." (4 1/2 stars)
-allmusicguide.com

Dave Zoller Sextet - Snug Harbor  
Dave Zoller Sextet
 
"Snug Harbor"
 
dpz JAZZ 3061
(also available as cassette)
 
 
 

Snug Harbor, Cherb, J.R. Plays the Blues (pts. 1,2 &3), Abracadabra, 7th & Christopher, A Sketch Of Fred Crane, I'm Easy, Sonday Brunch Musique, Gremlins.

   

Personnel: Rod Booth, trumpet & flugelhorn, Randy Lee, alto & tenor saxes, clarinet; Chris Seiter, trombone; Dave Zoller, piano; Chris Clarke, bass; Bobby Breaux, drums.

Snug Harbor
J.R. Plays the Blues

"...a generous program of Zoller originals performed by musicians whose swing with ease and solo with authority...Zoller's piano work is consistently sharp and on target, but his compositions are particularly impressive...sound quality is also excellent..."
- David Zych, JazzTimes

"If you had to compare Zoller's jazz to something, it'd be the timeless and exquisite work of Tadd Dameron and Benny Carter. As far as the recording quality here, it's excellent. Credit engineer Mark Holland for that. For the very, very fine jazz, credit the Zoller Sextet."
- Tim Schuller, Buddy (Dallas-Ft. Worth)

"'Snug Harbor' is a small band jazz lover's dream. The solos are consistently intense and exciting... It's an album you will enjoy adding to your collection."
- Mike Metheny, JAM (K.C. MO./KS.)


- Dave Nathan, allmusicguide.com

- Editor's Choice (Best Of 1995)
- Cadence

 
Dave Zoller Sextet
 
"Love Song To a Genie"
 
dpz JAZZ 3060
(also available as cassette)
 
 
 

Mainsteam Madness, Love Song To a Genie, Under a Jumbo Moon, Lady From the Valley, "T" Is the Key, Goodbye Charles Mingus, Blue Note ca. '65.

   

Personnel: Rod Booth, trumpet & flugelhorn; Randy Lee, alto & tenor saxes, flute; Chris Seiter, trombone; Dave Zoller, piano; Chris Clarke, bass; Bobby Breaux. drums.

Mainstream Madness
Lady From the Valley

"This is one to savor. From the opening 'Mainstream Madness,' a bluesy chart that's a sheer delight, to the spirited 'Under a Jumbo Moon', dedicated to Al Hirt (with whom drummer Bobby Breaux, bassist Chris Clarke and pianist Zoller worked), this is a package of fresh and inventive music"
- David Zych, JazzTimes

"Dave Zoller is probably the least-known first-class arranger in America. His work is fresh and personal..."
-Gene Lees, Jazzletter

"Zoller...has found a distinct voice, one that builds on the legacy of past bop, cool and modern jazz masters."
-Chris Schull, Dallas Observer

 

 
 

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